First Images and Release Date for Live-Action Cowboy Bebop Have Arrived

This morning brings our first good look at Netflix’s live-action Cowboy Bebop show, and it’s looking pretty damn incredible.

Live-action remakes of anime can be a mixed bag, but if these first images of Cowboy Bebop are anything to go by, it feels like Netflix may have nailed this one. This morning, the streamer revealed the series will launch on November 19th and gave us some images to pique our interest:

Definitely digging all the vibes going on here, and the characters look like what you would hope/expect without being too goofy and over the top. Now, we just need to see it in action. Hopefully this slew of images is a herald of a trailer to come soon.

COWBOY BEBOP is an action-packed space Western about three bounty hunters, aka “cowboys,” all trying to outrun the past. As different as they are deadly, Spike Spiegel (John Cho), Jet Black (Mustafa Shakir), and Faye Valentine (Daniella Pineda) form a scrappy, snarky crew ready to hunt down the solar system’s most dangerous criminals — for the right price. But they can only kick and quip their way out of so many scuffles before their pasts finally catch up with them.

Based on the beloved anime series, COWBOY BEBOP is executive produced by André Nemec, Jeff Pinkner, Josh Appelbaum and Scott Rosenberg of Midnight Radio, Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements of Tomorrow Studios, Makoto Asanuma, Shin Sasaki and Masayuki Ozaki of Sunrise Inc., Tim Coddington, Tetsu Fujimura, Michael Katleman, Matthew Weinberg, and Christopher Yost. Nemec serves as showrunner. Original anime series director Shinichirō Watanabe is a consultant on the series, and original composer Yoko Kanno returns for the live-action adaptation. The series also stars Alex Hassell and Elena Satine.

See you space cowboy….

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