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Netflix Casts John Cho, Mustafa Shakir, & More for Live-Action ‘Cowboy Bebop’ Series

The live-action Cowboy Bebop series at Netflix seems to have found the majority of its main cast.

John Cho, Daniella Pineda, Alex Hassell, and Mustafa Shakir are all said to have been cast in lead roles in the series.

Cho will be playing Spike Spiegel, who has been described by Netflix as “an impossibly cool cowboy with a deadly smile, a wry wit, and style to spare.”

Shakir is playing Spiegal’s partner, Jet Black, “one of the few honest cops in the solar system” who was forced into a vagabond lifestyle of hunting bounties. Jet is described as “an inveterate jazz enthusiast and captain of the Bebop.”

Pineda is playing Faye Valentine, an amnesiac thief and con artist and Hassell is playing Vicious, Spiegel’s ex-partner and arch enemy.

Netflix picked up Cowboy Bebop back in November. The series is 10 episodes long and is described as the jazz-inspired, genre-bending story of Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, Faye Valentine, and Radical Ed, a crew of bounty hunters on the run from their pasts as they hunt down the solar system’s most dangerous criminals.

The director of the original anime, Shinichiro Watanabe, will serve as a consultant on the project. Christopher Yost, the writer for Thor: The Dark World and Thor: Ragnarok, will write the first episode and executive produce. Andre Nemec, Josh Appelbaum, Jeff Pinkner, and Scott Rosenberg of Midnight Radio will serve as executive producers alongside Yasuo Miyakawa, Masayuki Ozaki, and Shin Sasaki of Sunrise Inc. The series is a co-production between Netflix and Tomorrow Studios.

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