When it was first announced that beloved anime classic Cowboy Bebop would be getting the live-action treatment thanks to streaming giant Netflix, we were definitely intrigued. When we learned the series would be starring John Cho, and that it would be diverse and LGBTQ-inclusive AF (particularly with the casting of nonbinary actor Mason Alexander Park in the nonbinary role of Gren), our interest got piqued. And now that we're seeing some behind-the-scenes stills from the upcoming series, which is set to debut this fall in November, we can safely say we're excited to see what's going to unfold before our queer, geeky eyes!
"An action-packed space Western about three bounty hunters, aka “cowboys,” all trying to outrun the past," reads the show's official description. "As different as they are deadly, Spike Spiegel (John Cho), Jet Black (Mustafa Shakir), and Faye Valentine (Daniella Pineda) form a scrappy, snarky crew ready to hunt down the solar system’s most dangerous criminals — for the right price. But they can only kick and quip their way out of so many scuffles before their pasts finally catch up with them."
You had us at Space Western!
Cowboy Bebop is set to premiere globally on Netflix on November 19! Scroll thru to see some first-look images from the upcoming series!
(Photos courtesy of Netflix)