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Netflix’s Live-Action Cowboy Bebop Set for Fall with Yoko Kanno on Music

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There’s no way of knowing just how spot-on the upcoming Netflix live-action Cowboy Bebop series will be, but at least we now know when to expect it. A fall release window was announced during this week’s Geeked Week run of announcements from the streaming service, and a reassuring tidbit was revealed in the process. According to the latest news out of Netflix, original Cowboy Bebop composer Yoko Kanno is on board to create the soundtrack for the live-action adaptation.

Here’s the brief teaser that debuted along with the announcement.

Back in March it was announced that shooting had wrapped on the first season of the live-action Cowboy Bebop. That followed a couple delays along the way, starting when lead actor John Cho injured his knee on set and continuing with COVID-19 related issues. Now it looks like we won’t have to wait too long to see how it all turned out.

Netflix describes the series:

Based on the worldwide phenomenon from Sunrise Inc., Cowboy Bebop is the jazz-inspired, genre-bending story of Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, Faye Valentine and Radical Ed: 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.


John Cho as Spike Spiegel
Mustafa Shakir as Jet Black
Daniella Pineda as Faye Valentine
Alex Hassell as Vicious
Elena Satine as Julia
Geoff Stults as Chalmers
Tamara Tunie as Ana
Mason Alexander Park as Gren
Rachel House as Mao
Ann Truong as Shin
Hoa Xuande as Lin

Via Netflix Geeked