There Are New Posters For “Cowboy Bebop” TV Series

The live-action cast of Netflix’s “Cowboy Bebop” is featured in new character posters. The original “Cowboy Bebop” animated series, which aired in 1998 and ran for 26 episodes, is widely credited with popularizing anime among Western consumers. Despite the fact that the show has been off the air for more than two decades, it continues to be successful in syndication, which is one of the reasons Netflix is recreating it in a live-action style for modern audiences. Cowboy Bebop is set to launch on November 19, 2021, and is being created by André Nemec of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and written by Christopher Yost of Thor: Ragnarok, with Tomorrow Studios and original creators Sunrise Inc. producing.

The forthcoming space western TV series is set in the year 2071 and follows an oddball crew of bounty hunters as they sail through space aboard the namesake ship, executing targets and pursuing infamous criminals. The program stars John Cho as Spike Spiegel, Mustafa Shakir as Jet Black, Daniella Pineda as Faye Valentine, Elena Satine as Julia, and Alex Hassell as Vicious, all of whom are fan favorites from the anime. “Cowboy Bebop’s” debut trailer already revealed the main characters’ hilarious chemistry, and now Netflix has provided yet another peek at the group.

“Cowboy Bebop’s” official Twitter account debuted the posters for all of the show’s major characters on Thursday. Faye, Jet Black, Julia, Vicious, and even Ein, Spike’s Pembroke Welsh Corgi, played by dog actors Charlie and Harry, can be seen in the images. The photos are all close-up aesthetic headshots that reveal the performers’ elaborate makeup and transformation, but they don’t include the costumes because they aren’t full-body shots. A similar character poster for John Cho’s Spike Spiegel was previously revealed. Take a look at the following images:

“Cowboy Bebop” isn’t attempting to be a direct copy of the hit anime, as Nemec stated before. Rather, the program expands the universe of the original while honoring its most cherished elements, such as the beloved characters, opening sequence, Japanese voice cast, and fast-paced tone. Some of the anime’s most well-known arcs, such as “The Ballad of Fallen Angels” and “Asteroid Blues,” will be covered in the new series, and they should be handled extremely well given the creative team’s efforts to accurately recreate “Cowboy Bebop’s” ethos.

Although the new character posters disclose little new information about the series, they do strengthen Netflix’s “Cowboy Bebop’s” anime-accurate characterization. Spike, Jet Black, Julia, and Vicious are all fairly identical to their anime versions, with the exception of Faye, who has undergone significant alterations in the show. It’s bad Edward isn’t in the show since a genuine live-action depiction of the radical character would have been thrilling. Even without him, “Cowboy Bebop” appears to be on the right course to success; fans may be split on the show right now, but once it launches, it should appeal to both fans and newbies.