Netflix subscribers that aren’t as knowledgeable as others are probably curious to learn more about Cowboy Bebop before the live-action series starring John Cho releases in 2021.
The exciting endeavor that fans have been waiting for was first announced on June 6, 2017, and on November 27, 2018, Netflix revealed that the new series would be heading to the streaming network. The show is written by Christopher Yost, co-writer of Disney XD series The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes as well as several comic books including X-23: Innocence Lost, X-23: Target X, New X-Men, X-Force, and Scarlet Spider (volume 2).
It was later unveiled that the cast would consist of John Cho as Spike Siegel, Mustafa Shakir as Jet Black, Daniella Pineda as Faye Valentine, and Alex Hassell as Vicious. The Cowboy Bebop Netflix series was slated to debut in 2020, but Cho experienced a leg injury that caused a delay in production which was extended thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Now it seems the Netflix original series developed by Andre Nemec and Jeff Pinkner will be arriving sometime this year. So for those that are not fully up to date on everything, there is to know about Cowboy Bebop, keep reading, and by the time live-action ordeal premieres, there will be no reason to binge every episode right away!
What is Cowboy Bebop about?
Cowboy Bebop follows a ragtag group of bounty hunters that chase down criminals across the galaxy. The 26 episodes or sessions of the sci-fi anime with the trademark phrase, “See You Space Cowboy, ” takes place in 2071 and focused on the lives of the crew that operated a ship called the Bebop during their misadventures.
The crew is made up of some interesting characters like Spike Siegel, the exiled hitman who formerly worked for the Red Dragon Crime syndicate. Then there is Jet Black, a former Inter Solar System Police or ISSP, and the amnesiac con artist Fay Valentien.
Rounding out the bunch is an eccentric girl skilled at hacking named Edward and a genetically-engineered Pembroke Welsh Corgi with human-like intelligence named Ein. The main arc revolves around Spike’s deadly rivalry with Vicious, an ambitious criminal involved with the aforementioned Red Dragon Syndicate.
The anime’s narrative draws heavily from the genres of science fiction, westerns, and noir flicks. One of the big recurring themes that the show’s story utilizes is trying to escape one’s past, and the end result is a truly riveting experience.
The first episode aired on April 3, 1998, and has since become a commercial and critical success winning much-coveted science fiction awards. And in 2001, Cowboy Bebop changed the game when it became the first anime to broadcast on Adult Swim.
The sci-fi anime has been revered for its story, vocal performances, animation, style, and soundtrack. It was the anime that introduced a new wave of Western viewers to the world of anime and has been dubbed a gateway series into the entire medium. Some critics have even hailed Cowboy Bebop as one of the greatest anime titles of all-time.
There is no denying that Cowboy Bebop is a masterpiece, and fans will be eager to see how the long-awaited live-action series turns out when it finally makes its hugely anticipated debut. If you enjoy anime or films like Guardians of the Galaxy or Space Sweepers, this new series is a must-see.