cowboy bebop release

News of the Cowboy Bebop remake was first met with anger. How dare Netflix try to turn such a classic anime into what will inevitably be a failed live-action adaptation?! But then John Cho was cast in the lead role of the ultra-cool Spike Spiegel, and that anger turned to trepidation. Then slowly a cautious excitement, as we learned that original creator, and a very good dog, were confirmed to be on board. And it looks like Netflix is doing its darndest to win us skeptics over, with the news that original anime composer Yoko Kanno will be scoring the new (jazzy) soundtrack for the live-action series, which will debut on Netflix this fall.

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cowboy bebop live-action gren

In the Cowboy Bebop anime, Grencia Mars Elijah Guo Eckener, nicknamed Gren, was always a character for whom gender was…let’s say, fluid. Basically — in a very anime twist on things — an experimental drug causes Gren to grow breasts. Despite the strangeness of Gren’s origins, the character would become informally recognized as an LGBTQ icon in anime. And the Netflix live-action series is taking it one step further: officially making the live-action Gren a nonbinary character.

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lord of the rings series director

Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings series is returning to its quest. Filming has resumed in New Zealand on Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings TV show, with Netflix’s live-action Cowboy Bebop soon to follow the highly anticipated fantasy series to one of the only film production-friendly nations with its COVID-19 situation firmly under control.

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Mission Impossible contest

Blockbuster movies and TV shows are slowly resuming filming overseas. Major Hollywood productions in the United Kingdom and New Zealand are starting to grind back to life, with Mission: Impossible 7 and The Batman among several big productions that are restarting in the U.K., while Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings TV series and Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop are heading back to New Zealand.

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cowboy bebop remake

Netflix’s highly anticipated live-action remake of Cowboy Bebop won’t be a “one-to-one” adaptation, writer Javier Grillo-Marxuach says. That’s a guarantee when you’re turning a classic 26-episode half-hour anime into an hour-long live-action series. But Grillo-Marxuach promises, in his latest update of the currently-stalled Netflix series, that the live-action Cowboy Bebop will stay true to the spirit and the effortlessly cool style of the beloved Shinichiro Watanabe anime.

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cowboy bebop season 2

Netflix’s live-action Cowboy Bebop has had a rocky road to the small screen, with production shutdowns due to injuries sustained by star John Cho and now the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. But that hasn’t stopped writer and executive producer Jeff Pinkner (Lost, Fringe) from keeping his eye on the yet-unconfirmed second season. The live-action adaptation of Shinichir? Watanabe’s classic space opera anime hasn’t even finished production of its first season, but Pinkner has revealed that he’s already begun plans for Cowboy Bebop season 2.

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Cowboy Bebop Production Delay

Just a couple weeks ago, Netflix showed off the production of their live-action series adaptation of the massively popular anime series Cowboy Bebop with a behind the scenes featurette straight from the set in New Zealand. Unfortunately, that’ll be the last glimpse we see of the production for awhile, because it’s now halted for seven to nine months after John Cho sustained a knee injury in a freak accident that happened “on the last take of a routine and well-rehearsed scene.” Find out more about the Cowboy Bebop production delay below. Read More »

cowboy bebop first look

You can’t have Cowboy Bebop without the classic anime’s very good corgi, and the Netflix remake is bringing Ein to the forefront in its first behind-the-scenes look at the production. The western sci-fi series begins filming today, and Netflix celebrated the occasion with a special corgi-cam video of the behind-the-scenes production.

The corgi playing the beloved “data dog” gets to wander around the Netflix offices and drink from a special embossed bowl while Cowboy Bebop stars John Cho, Daniella Pineda, Mustafa Shakir, and Alex Hassell fawn over it in a behind-the-scenes Cowboy Bebop first look.

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cowboy bebop cast

Every western neo-noir needs a doomed ingenue, and the beautifully tragic Julia is that to John Cho‘s grizzled bounty hunter Spike Siegel in Netflix’s upcoming Cowboy Bebop adaptation. The live-action remake of the acclaimed anime series created by Shinichiro Watanabe has found its Julia in Elena Satine, best known for her roles in Twin Peaks: The ReturnStrange Angel, and Revenge. Satine joins the Cowboy Bebop cast four months after Cho was announced as the lead in the 10-episode Netflix series.

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cowboy bebop live-action cast

Netflix’s live-action Cowboy Bebop series has lassoed its cast. In an inspired piece of casting, John Cho has been cast as Spike Siegel, the bounty hunter who leads a motley crew aboard the spaceship Bebop, in the live-action adaptation of the seminal genre-bending anime series created by Shinichiro Watanabe. Joining Cho in the Cowboy Bebop live-action cast are Mustafa Shakir, Daniella Pineda, and Alex Hassell.

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