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Live-Action Cowboy Bebop Cast Announced by Netflix

Netflix today announced the cast for the live-action Cowboy Bebop series, based on the original animated show. Joining the Cowboy Bebop cast are John Cho, Mustafa Shakir, Daniella Pineda, and Alex Hassell. The streaming service also confirmed that Radical Ed is in but hasn’t been cast yet.

Based on the worldwide phenomenon from Sunrise Inc., Cowboy Bebop is the jazz-inspired, genre-bending story of 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.

Alex Garcia Lopez (The Witcher, Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s The Punisher, Utopia) will direct the first two episodes.

John Cho (Star Trek, Searching) as Spike Spiegel: Spike Spiegel is an impossibly cool “cowboy” (bounty hunter) with a deadly smile, a wry wit, and style to spare. He travels the solar system with his ex-cop partner, Jet, pursuing the future’s most dangerous bounties with a combination of charm, charisma — and deadly Jeet Kune Do.

Mustafa Shakir (Marvel’s Luke Cage) as Jet Black: Jet Black was one of the few honest cops in the solar system before an ultimate betrayal robbed him of all that he loved, forcing him into a vagabond life of hunting bounties to put food on the table. Jet is an inveterate jazz enthusiast and Captain of the Bebop.

Daniella Pineda (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom; What/If) as Faye Valentine: Faye Valentine is a bold, brash and unpredictable bounty hunter. Suffering from amnesia after years of being cryogenically frozen, Faye does whatever it takes to survive. Whether she’s lying, stealing, or just being a thorn in Spike and Jet’s side.

Alex Hassell (The Red Sea Diving Resort; Suburbicon) as Vicious: A man who thoroughly enjoys a good kill, Vicious is the Syndicate’s most notorious hitman. He’s also Spike Spiegel’s ex-partner and arch-enemy.

The 10-episode series is a co-production of Netflix and Tomorrow Studios. Netflix will handle physical production. Josh Appelbaum, André Nemec, Jeff Pinkner and Scott Rosenberg of Midnight Radio are showrunners and executive producers. Also executive producing are Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements of Tomorrow Studios, Yasuo Miyakawa, Masayuki Ozaki, and Shin Sasaki of Sunrise Inc, Tetsu Fujimura and Matthew Weinberg. Christopher Yost will write the first episode and also executive produces.

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