“Cowboy Bebop” is finally coming to life. The live-action adaptation of the favored 1998 Japanese anime TV series will premiere on Netflix on Nov. 19, the streaming service announced Monday, alongside a series of first-look photos. The adaptation was originally announced in 2018, leaving fans restless with few updates since then. The space Western follows three bounty hunters, or “cowboys,” trying to outrun their pasts.
“As different as they’re deadly, Spike Spiegel (John Cho), coal-black (Mustafa Shakir), and Faye Valentine (Daniella Pineda) form a scrappy, snarky crew able to seek out the solar system’s most dangerous criminals — for the proper price,” a summary of the show reads.
“But they will only kick and quip their answer of numerous scuffles before their pasts finally catch up with them.” The original series found success within the U.S. as a part of Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim block. Andre Nemec (”Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”) is the showrunner, alongside original composer Yoko Kanno and original director Shinichiro Watanabe as a consultant.