Good News for Anime Fans! The beloved anime “Cowboy Bepop” will be getting a live-action adaptation by Netflix. Cowboy Bepop is a live-action as well as a science fiction anime series that launched in the year 1997 in Japan with a total of 26 episodes.
Although the announcement, made in June 2017 about the adaptation, However, due to unforeseen incidents, it was delayed. First, John Cho, who will play the role of Spike Spiegel, got a knee injury during shooting, and thus, the production got halted for around eight months. And after that, due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the production has been stopped due to health and safety concerns. Moreover, the shooting locations were in New Zealand, and it was closed for television and film productions during the outburst.
But now, things are again coming back to normal. The writer Javier Grillo Marxuach and the executive producer Jeff Pinkner and Marty Adelstein are updating fans about the progress of the series.
Here is what we know about the adaptation of the anime series:
Release Date: Netflix’s Live-Action Cowboy Bepop
Due to unfortunate incidents, i.e., John Cho met with an accident and coronavirus outbreak, the series delayed.
However, as per now, shooting for the same has been started. And the third episodes have been filmed. The series will be having a total of ten episodes.
We expect the series to launch either in the year 2021 or 2022.
Cast: Netflix’s Live-Action Cowboy Bepop
The whole cast of the series, not announced yet. However, few of the cast members that we know are:
- John Cho as Spike Spiegal
- Alex Hassell as Viscious
- Danielle Pineda as Faye Valentine
- Mustafa Shakir as Jet Black
Apart from them, Gren May and other characters are likely to be seen in the adaptation of the series.
However, as soon as we get the information about the cast, we will be informing you right here!
Plot: Netflix’s Live-Action Cowboy Bepop
The anime series “Cowboy Bepop.” revolves around a bounty hunter named Spike Spidgal along with his crew, who went on adventures in the outer world. It was debuted in 1997 in Japan, with a total of 26 episodes.
The adaptation is the same. However, there will be slight changes in them. The show will be having a total of 10 episodes and the running time of each of them will be of one hour. Although, the anime episodes had a running time of twenty-two minutes each.
The adaptation will try to keep the balance between maintaining the spirit of the original series as well as few changes according to the shifting time and audiences. Additionally, the show makers are trying not to produce a shot for shot remake of the original show.
Trailer: Netflix’s Live-Action Cowboy Bepop
As per now, the official trailer is not out yet. But you can watch the Behind the scenes of the Netflix adaptation.
And if you haven’t watched this legendary anime series, then you can watch it on Hulu.