John Cho (“Star Trek,” “Searching”), Mustafa Shakir (“Luke Cage,” “The Deuce”), Daniella Pineda (“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” “The Detour”), and Alex Hassell (“Genius,” “The Boys”) have all been cast in the four lead roles in Netflix’s live-action series adaptation of the famed anime and manga franchise “Cowboy Bebop”.
The series has been picked up for ten episodes and follows a rag-tag crew of bounty hunters on the run from their pasts as they hunt down the solar system’s most dangerous criminals. They’ll even save the world for the right price.
Cho will star as Spike Spiegel, a cool bounty hunter with a deadly smile and wry wit. He travels the solar system with his jazz enthusiast ex-cop partner, Jet Black (Shakir) who is one of the few honest cops in the solar system until his betrayal forced him into this life as the Bebop’s captain.
Pineda will play Faye Valentine, a brash and unpredictable bounty hunter suffering from amnesia due to too much cryostasis. Hassell will play Vicious, the Syndicate’s most notorious hitman and Spike’s arch-enemy.
Shinichiro Watanabe, director of the original anime, will serve as a consultant on the project. Christopher Yost (“Thor: Ragnarok”) will write the first episode and executive produce alongside Andre Nemec, Josh Appelbaum, Jeff Pinkner, and Scott Rosenberg.