Bounty hunter Spike Spiegel is back on the hunt in Cowboy Bebop trailer


John Cho leads an ensemble solid as Spike Spiegel in the Netflix live-action collection Cowboy Bebop.

The countdown continues for the premiere subsequent month of Cowboy Bebop, the Netflix reside motion adaptation of the in style anime collection. The streaming large simply dropped the full official trailer for the ten-episode collection.  As we’ve reported previously, the authentic anime collection premiered in 1998. It’s an area western a couple of group of bounty hunters on a spaceship referred to as the Bebop. Cowboy Bebop drew vital acclaim and have become a cult hit thanks in half to its placing visible type and its robust thematic parts.

André Nemec is the showrunner for the Netflix collection, having beforehand labored as a author and producer on Alias, in addition to the 2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film. The director of the authentic anime collection, Shinichirō Watanabe, is a advisor for the new present. Production was delayed in half on account of the COVID-19 pandemic, but additionally as a result of star John Cho (Star Trek, Harold & Kumar Go To White Castlesuffered an injury on-set, which required him to fly from the present’s taking pictures location in New Zealand to Los Angeles for surgical procedure.

Cho performs lead character, Spike Spiegel, a bounty hunter born on Mars with a historical past of violent gang exercise who is a fan of fist-fights. Alex Hassell (Suburbicon) performs Spike’s former companion, Vicious, who is now a power-hungry Capo gangster from the Red Dragon Crime Syndicate. Daniella Pineda (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom) performs Faye Valentine, a bounty hunter and con artist in debt from extreme playing charges who spent 54 years in suspended animation after an area shuttle accident. Mustafa Shakir (Luke Cage) performs Jet Black, captain of the Bebop, and Spike’s ex-cop bounty hunter companion who has a cybernetic arm. And Elena Satine (Revenge) performs Julia, a shocking femme fatale who haas captivated each Spike and Vicious as rivals for her affection.

Jet Black (Mustafa Shakir). Spike Spiegel, and Faye Valentine (Daniella Pineda) are bounty hunters on a spaceship called the Bebop.
Enlarge / Jet Black (Mustafa Shakir). Spike Spiegel, and Faye Valentine (Daniella Pineda) are bounty hunters on a spaceship referred to as the Bebop.

Netflix dropped the opening credits for its live-action collection final month, which paid homage to the authentic anime opening credit (try this side-by-side comparison), set to the authentic theme music. Tank!” (performed by Yoko Kanno and the Seatbelts). We even caught a glimpse of Ein, played by an adorable Welsh Corgi named Henry. That was fun and all, but then the streamer released a brief skit that was additionally set to “Tank!”—despite the fact that Kanno had joined the project to create a brand new score for the live-action series.  There can be too much of a good thing, and it seemed like Netflix was going a bit overboard with the fan service. As James Whitbrook noted at Gizmodo:

The new Bebop has but to actually back up its creatives want to have iterated on what made the authentic anime so beloved in the first place, and couching itself in the familiarity of its most iconic piece of music again and again—particularly when returning to the nicely as many instances because it has thus far—begins to really feel increasingly more prefer it’s attempting to make up for one thing.

This official full trailer opens with a brooding shot of Spike surveying the futuristic metropolis of New Tijuana. “So what brings you back from the dead?” we hear a lady named Ana (Tamara Tunie, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) ask. She’s the proprietor of an underground jazz membership on Mars, and one thing of a surrogate mom to Spike. “A week ago I did a job, a bounty,” he replies—with a companion, no much less, who most likely has no concept of what Spike was once.  It’s all very moody and neo-Chandler-esque, set to a somber jazz motif. Then the “Tank!” theme kicks in as we see Jet Black piloting a spaceship. “In this solar system, if the cops and the bounty hunters don’t get you, the Syndicate will,” Spike says in a voiceover.  “There’s no happy ending here.”

We get hints of a doomed romance in Spike’s previous (“I was dreaming”), a spot of martial arts motion, and a blood-spattered, cocky Faye proposing a partnership, with a 60/40 break up (in her favor, in fact). And in fact, we get a couple of extra pictures of our favourite Corgi, Henry. But do our merry band of bounty hunters belong to the good guys or the dangerous guys? “Depends on who you ask,” per Spike.

Cowboy Bebop debuts on Netflix on November 19, 2021. Will Netflix succeed in placing its personal stamp on this beloved collection? We’ll have to attend and see.


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