Netflix Announces Cast for Live-Action ‘Cowboy Bebop’


Netflix will be creating a live-action recreation of the fan-favorite space western anime, Cowboy Bebop.

Cowboy Bebop was a wildly popular anime that, surprisingly, only lasted for one season on TV. It told the story of a future reality in 2071 when the inhabitants of Earth have had to colonize the planets of the solar system and “Cowboys” otherwise known as bounty hunters, are hired by the police force to suppress the rising crime level. It’s cast of characters was colorful and spunky and the story was incredibly fun. The show made it onto several top anime lists and won many awards in the Anime Grand Prix. Who doesn’t love space cowboys?

Well, Netflix will be adapting Cowboy Bebop into a live-action series, and fans are over the moon. Not only is it sure to be charming to watch, but the cast is to die for. On April 4th, Netflix announced the four main cast members, which will include John Cho, Mustafa Shakir, Daniella Pineda, and Alex Hassell. This will definitely be incredible.

With a cast led by John Cho as the lead, and with such a beloved property to draw from, Netflix has the formula for a hit on their hands. We can’t wait to see what they do with it!