No matter where your expectations may be for Netflix's upcoming live-action Cowboy Bebop series, one thing now rings true: They got the music right. This week has been "Geeked Week" for Netflix, which essentially boils down to a week of announcements and video streams discussing their genre shows and movies. When it was time to touch upon Cowboy Bebop, it was revealed that the original composer for the anime, Yoko Kanno, is on board for the live-action series.
Beyond that great news, the series is officially locked in for a Fall 2021 premiere. We'll have to stay tuned for more on the exact timing, but for now you can get another look at the main cast—John Cho as Spike Spiegel, Mustafa Shakir as Jet Black, and Daniella Pineda as Faye Valentine—in the video below.
Yoko Kanno, the composer behind the iconic soundtrack of the original COWBOY BEBOP anime will be creating the soundtrack for the new Live Action Series. Also confirmed...Cowboy Bebop is coming this Fall. #GeekedWeek pic.twitter.com/6lHZQcoFR6— Netflix Geeked (@NetflixGeeked) June 8, 2021
It's nice to see the production recovered smoothly from some of the earlier delays—including one as a result of John Cho's on-set knee injury and other setbacks from COVID-19—to secure a release window.
Here's how Netflix describes the live-action Cowboy Bebop:
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.
Via Netflix Geeked