As many of us know by now, Netflix is adapting Cowboy Bebop into a live-action series. And now, the streaming brand has revealed the cast! Headlining is John Cho (Harold and Kumar go to White Castle, Star Trek), who will be playing Spike Spiegel.
Netflix also revealed other cast members, and they are:
Mustafa Shakir as Jet
Daniella Pineda as Faye
Alex Hassell as Vicious
Thor scriptwriter Chris Yost writing the scripts. As for how it will adhere to the original, the Netflix series will have creator and director Shinichiro Watanabe as creative consultant. Alex Garcia Lopez *Netflix’s Daredevil and Punisher series) will be directing the first two episodes. Here’s how Netflix describes the new series:
Based on the worldwide phenomenon from Sunrise Inc., Cowboy Bebop is the jazz-inspired, genre-bending story of Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, Faye Valentine and Radical Ed: a rag-tag crew of bounty hunters on the run from their pasts as they hunt down the solar system’s most dangerous criminals. They’ll even save the world…for the right price.