Prior to its impending November release, Cowboy Bebop just released a second full trailer along with a brand new poster. Cowboy Bebop is a live-action Western neo-noir television series that will be released on the streaming platform Netflix.
In this Singapore news, we will be giving updates about the series.
The streaming television series follows the space-faring adventures of three bounty hunters
called “cowboys” as they travel across space.
As offbeat as they are lethal, Spike Spiegel (John Cho), Jet Black (Mustafa Shakir), and Faye Valentine (Daniella Pineda) create a savage space crew as they are asked to hunt down the most deadly criminals across the solar system in exchange of money, of course.
However, the crew has to fight more than just the dangerous journeys that they have to face, as their individual past is trying to haunt each of them.
The main focus of the story is centered around Spike Spiegel and how his past is trying to haunt him. Originally a former hitman from the deadly Red Dragon Syndicate, he was exiled and lived his life traveling across space.
The other members of the crew were also tormented by their past. From Jet Black’s reasons why he left the galactic space police force and Faye’s past as a human on Earth before being cryogenically frozen.
The live-action series was conceived back in June 2017 and Netflix picked it up in November 2018. The casting process began in 2019 with John Cho attached to play Spike Spiegel.
Filming was done in 2019, despite multiple problems during production and filming, from John Cho’s knee injury to the restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Upon its announcement in 2017, a second season for the series has also been greenlit and production will start once the first season drops on Netflix.
Netflix will air the original anime series
As the release of the live-action adaptation comes near, it is now time to catch up with the story of the original anime series.
Because Netflix knows how to keep the subscribers satisfied with their offerings, the streaming giant will stream all 26 episodes of the original anime series on the platform and it will be available starting October 21.
It’s been a long time coming but it is now time to revisit this genre-warping space opera science fiction neo-noir series. The genres might take long to marinate in the understanding of the viewers but with its deviation from genre staples, great music, existential and dense themes, and smooth worldbuilding, it’s no wonder why it is now regarded as an anime classic.
The series tackles themes such as existentialism, loneliness, and the consequences of living in a bleak future. It also tackles environmental issues and the danger of capitalist societies.
The show also is known for its nice blend of genre styles and perfectly interwoven story. It is credited for creating a whole new genre of storytelling in itself. The series has multiple genres such as Western, pulp fiction, comedy, cyberpunk, space opera, and neo-noir.
The anime series also has won several science fiction awards during its original run. The series is also praised for its unique storytelling, voice acting, style, characters, soundtrack, and animation style.
It was also adapted into several mediums including manga, graphic novels,s and a supposed film starring Keannu Reeves but it was scrapped. The live-action streaming television series is on its way.
The director of the original anime series Shinichiro Watanabe served as the consultant for the live-action series.
Catch John Cho, Mustafa Shakir, and Daniela Pineda in Cowboy Bebop, the series will premiere on Netflix on November 19.
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