It’s finally here. The Cowboy Bebop official trailer has finally arrived. Netflix’s live-action adaption of the beloved (and sadly short-lived) anime series has been highly anticipated and this trailer didn’t disappoint. The live-action series stars John Cho as Spike Spiegel, Daniella Pineda as Faye Valentine, Mustafa Shakir as Jet Black, Alex Hassell as Vicious, and Elena Satine as Julia.
The Cowboy Bebop trailer features some of the same highly-stylized scenes that Netflix showed off in a recent teaser video supplemented with shots that are almost exact replicas of the anime. We got the chance to briefly see Pierrot Le Fou, Spike’s infamous clown enemy, even briefer glimpses of Spike’s other enemy Vicious, and a handful of love/hate moments between Spike, Jet, and Faye — which does a good job of highlighting their contentious relationship.
André Nemec is the showrunner for the Netflix series, having previously worked as a writer and producer on Alias, as well as the 2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. The director of the original anime series, Shinichirō Watanabe, is a consultant for the new Netflix live-action series. Production was delayed in part due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but also because Cho suffered an injury on-set, which required him to fly from the show’s shooting location in New Zealand to Los Angeles for surgery.
With moments remaining before the series’ drop on Netflix, Netflix Japan has released the Cowboy Bebop dub trailer for the live-action adaptation of the cult-favorite anime. The official Netflix Japan trailer is dubbed over with the original anime voice cast reprising their roles for the new series. Check out the exciting dubbed trailer below.
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With the original Japanese voice cast returning, fans get to hear the voices of Koichi Yamadera as Spike, Taiten Kusunoki as Jet, Megumi Hayashibara as Faye, Norio Wakamoto as Vicious, Gara Takashima as Julia, Tsutomu Taruki and Miki Nagasawa as Punch and Judy, Takaya Hashi as the Teddy Bomber, Kenyu Horiuchi as Gren, Masako Isobe as Mao, and Romi Park and Hikaru Midorikawa as Shin and Lin.
As it goes with most live-action adaptions of anime, many fans are skeptical of the new Netflix series. While Netflix will likely wait to see how the show performs upon its arrival, showrunner André Nemec and writer Christopher Yost have already teased plans for season 2, leaving many hopeful the streaming platform will greenlight more episodes soon.
Cowboy Bebop premieres on Netflix on November 19.
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