On social media, Netflix announced that the upcoming live-action adaptation of Cowboy Bebop will air on November 19. Alongside this announcement, Netflix shared images of the cast including John Cho as Spike Spiegel, Daniella Pineda as Faye Valentine, Mustafa Shakir as Jet Black, as well as a real corgi as Ein.
Live-Action Cowboy Bebop Adaptation Hits Neftlix November 19
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Meet Spike Spiegel (John Cho), Jet Black (Mustafa Shakir), and Faye Valentine (Daniella Pineda) in Cowboy Bebop. Premiering November 19 pic.twitter.com/7vRtZvYjYM
Netflix’s live-action adaptation of Cowboy Bebop is set to air on November 19. Several members of the cast have been revealed including the aforementioned John Cho, Daniella Pineda, and Mustafa Shakir.
Additionally, a real corgi will play as Ein, which you can see in some new photos of the show shared by Netflix alongside the November 19 announcement.
Overall, the reaction to the photos has been mixed, with some negative comments on the redesign of Faye’s outfit and the lack of Edward in the photos and cast list, to positive comments happy with the way the show looks so far, and happy to see little Ein included in one of the photos.
Given how iconic Cowboy Bebop is as an anime, and how important it is to fans, it’s understandable that not everyone is on board with the idea of a live-action adaptation being made. Especially given Netflix’s track record.
At the very least, the photos come with the reassurance that some effort is being made with this adaptation. Will it be enough? We’ll all certainly find out once the adaptation airs on November 19.
Wondering who else has been cast so far? Outside of the aforementioned John Cho and Mustafa Shakir, the cast list includes actors like Alex Hassell as Vicious and Geoff Stults as Chalmers. Below, you'll find the full cast list as featured on the adaptation's IMDB page.
- John Cho – Spike Spiegel
- Alex Hassell – Vicious
- Daniella Pineda – Faye Valentine
- Elena Satine – Julia
- Mustafa Shakir – Jet Black
- Blessing Mokgohloa – Santiago
- Molly Moriarty – Kimmie Black
- Lucy Currey – Judy
- Arlo Green – Saltz
- Rachel House – Mao
- Alvin Maharaj – Bachan
- Mason Alexander Park – Gren
- Geoff Stults – Chalmers
- Ann Truong – Shin
- Tamara Tunie – Ana
- Hoa Xuande – Lin
- Rodney Cook – Teddy Bomber
- Cali Nelle – The Thief
- Jay Paulson – Hakim
Again, the cast list doesn’t include Edward. That’s not to say Edward won’t be included in the series, or will be, just that the information is up in the air at the moment.
As for one possible reason why Edward isn’t on the cast list yet or in photos, it could be that Netflix is holding off on sharing who will play Edward to help protect the actor from the crueler aspects of social media as they will, more than likely, be played by a child.
It’d be odd if they don’t include the character at all, so hopefully Netflix finds a way to confirm the character's inclusion while also protecting the actor’s identity, if that is indeed what Netflix is doing.
We’re looking forward to seeing more of the live-action Cowboy Bebop adaptation in the future.
We’ll share additional information as it's released. Until then, we’re curious what your thoughts are on the live-action adaptation of Cowboy Bebop? Do the photos reassure you, or concern you? Let us know on our social media channels including Facebook and Twitter!