Netflix’s live-action version of the animated series “Cowboy Bebop” will also feature the beloved jazz composer.
It’s already clear that John Cho will play bounty hunter Spike Spiegel, Mustafa Shakir will play Captain Bebop Jet and Daniela Pineda will be given the role of thief and con artist Faye Valentine.
In addition, we learned that anime series creator Yoko Kano, will also be behind the jazz in the Netflix version, and that Jun Cho fits perfectly with protagonist Spike.
Yoko Kano, the music composer behind the popular soundtrack for the original COWBOY BEBOP anime, will create the soundtrack for the new Live Action Series. Also confirmed… Cowboy Bebop is coming this fall. # a week pic.twitter.com/6lHZQcoFR6
– Netflix Geeked (NetflixGeeked) June 8, 2021
“Cowboy Bebop” Set in the year 2071, the film follows bounty hunter Spike Spiegel and his gang through various missions aboard the Bebop spaceship. In addition to being inspired by the science fiction genre, there are many influences from Western and film noir, with themes such as existentialism and loneliness. The series was a huge success both in his homeland and the USA, and won a number of awards, among others, for his story, animation and music. It is also considered the best anime series ever by many.
Have you seen the original from 1998? Are you looking forward to the new version?