Netflix released the Cowboy Bebop live-action series trailer, and fans are going gaga over it. The classic anime adaptation will premiere on Netflix on November 19, 2021. The trailer looks fun, and fans will hope Cowboy Bebop episodes can replicate the same magic as the anime.
The series takes place in the year 2071 and follows the exploits of a motley crew of bounty hunters aboard the Bebop starship as they hunt criminals across the Solar System. the original anime first aired in 1998 and also has a feature-length film which was released in 2001.
Less Cowboy Bebop episodes?
While the anime had 26 episodes, the live-action series will have only 10 episodes. However, fans shouldn’t worry as these 10 episodes will be an hour long. The longer duration will also help the creators to explore the characters and the plot in-depth. The trailer hinted at the backstory of Spike Spiegel to uncover his shady past.
New characters unveiled on Twitter
The lead cast includes John Cho (Spike Spiegel), Mustafa Shakir (Jet Black), Daniella Pineda (Faye Valentine). The trailer released by Netflix had the staple lead cast, for most of the part. But, the official Cowboy Bebop Twitter handle revealed the supporting cast of the live-action series, which includes Alex Hassell (Vicious), Elena Satine (Julia), and the cutest of them all is the Corgi (Ein).
— Cowboy Bebop (@bebopnetflix) October 28, 2021
Netflix has still kept Edward, a teen tech prodigy of the crew, under the wraps. Fans are also unsure about the villains as the trailer featured only a handful of them. The live-action series will follow anime’s one-and-done method, which means viewers don’t have to watch the episodes in any specific order.
you've been good so here are a few more, thanks for the bounty @bebopnetflix pic.twitter.com/3mzRy68F8t
— Netflix Geeked (@NetflixGeeked) October 27, 2021
Cowboy Bebop fans had one more reason to celebrate on the trailer release, as Netflix also tweeted some sneak peeks for the hungry fans. The tweets show Faye, Vicious, Jet Black, and Spike in action displaying a range of emotions.
The anime team also has a role to play
Yoko Kanno returned to the series to enhance and compose new music, and the opening credits song is a banger. Shinichirō Watanabe, the anime creator, is also an executive producer of the series, which may address fears about how faithfully it adapts the source material or how much it deviates.
The covid pandemic couldn’t stop the writers from doing their job and writing for the next season, as Grillo-Marxuach said, “there’s always going to be criminals to catch.”
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