It’s taken a while, but Netflix’s live-action Cowboy Bebop adaption is almost here. Still no trailer, but there are a lot of images, released for the first time this morning.
John Cho, as Spike Spiegel, shows off his abs while fiddling with a….something. We don’t know what it does or what it’s for, but we suspect this is also our first glimpse at the Bebop interior (a couple more shots are coming). After a tumultuous few years, he’s become a galactic bounty hunter and teamed up with….
Jet Black, a former law enforcement officer who had to find other means of employment after he was ambushed by thugs and had his arm blown off. This being the future, he has a neat-o bionic replacement now. Black is played by Mustafa Shakir.
Daniella Pineda plays Faye Valentine, the space vixen who can’t seem to stay out of trouble. As the original series went on, we learned Faye is from our time and woke up in the future after being cryo-frozen. She feels directionless in this strange new world, until she finds a home with the Bebop crew.
The “whole gang” together, including Ein. Note that I say this in quote marks because Ed is still MIA. At this point we don’t expect her to show up at all in the first season, unless there’s a surprise post-credits stinger at the end.
Spike in a church, surrounded by wreckage and debris, and what looks like a body obscured by one of the pews. WONDER WHAT HAPPENED HERE, HMM
Spike has swag no matter where he goes, even when waiting in an elevator.
Here’s that better image of the Bebop I promised earlier.
“Hey guys, you better get in here — Big Shot is starting!”
No, that magazine doesn’t say what you think it does — it says “GangGang.” That’s the kind of nonsense-English prop you’d expect to see for a few frames in an anime, but for extra authenticity, here it is in real life.
Along with these shots comes a release date: November 19 is when Cowboy Bebop lands on Netflix. See You Space Cowboy.