John Cho, Mustafa Shakir, Daniella Pineda and Alex Hassell are the main actors.
By Colin Stevens
Netflix has announced the cast of major actors in his live action series Cowboy Bebop, including that will play Spike, Jet, Faye and Vicious.
John Cho, known for his work on Star Trek and the films Harold and Kumar, was chosen for the role of Spike Spiegel, a deadly smile bounty hunter. Mustafa Shakir, who played Bushmaster in Luke Cage, will play Bebop captain Jet Black. Jurassic World: Daniella Pineda, from the fallen Kingdom, will represent amnesiac bounty hunter Faye Valentine. Alex Hassell, who starred in The Red Sea Diving Resort and Suburbicon, was chosen to become Vicious, Spike's nemesis.
Alex Garcia Lopez, who worked on Daredevil, The Punisher and The Witcher, will direct the first two episodes of the season's 10 episodes. Christopher Yost, who worked on Thor: Ragnarok, will write the first episode.
Josh Appelbaum, André Nemec, Jeff Pinkner and Scott Rosenberg are among the leading artists and executive producers. Yost, Marty Adelstein, Becky Clements, Yasuo Miyakawa, Masayuki Ozaki, Shin Sasaki, Tetsu Fujimura and Matthew Weinberg are also among the executive producers.
Shinichiro Watanabe, director of the anime original, will act as a consultant for the series. The original Cowboy Bebop comes from Sunrise Inc. and is a "jazz-inspired story from a group of ragged bounty hunters who are fleeing their past, while they chase the most dangerous criminals of the solar system." . " Radical Ed has been confirmed as an adaptation character, but he has not been chosen yet.
John Cho in Selfie. Credit: ABC.
Mustafa Shakir in a career. Credit: HBO.
Daniella Pineda in American Odyssey. Credit: NBC.
Alex Hassell in Two Down. Credit: Fizz and Ginger Films.
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