At the Netflix’s Geeked Week, it was revealed that the upcoming Cowboy Bebop live-action series will feature a soundtrack by Yoko Kanno! This is great news for fans of the original, especially as Kanno’s music for the Cowboy Bebop anime is one of the series’ signature elements.
The announcement was made with a quick preview that showed off the series’ main cast. While the three main actors were shown, their appearance isn’t their final look in the series.
Yoko Kanno, the composer behind the iconic soundtrack of the original COWBOY BEBOP anime will be creating the soundtrack for the new Live Action Series. Also confirmed…Cowboy Bebop is coming this Fall. #GeekedWeek pic.twitter.com/6lHZQcoFR6
— Netflix Geeked (@NetflixGeeked) June 8, 2021
Netflix’s live action Cowboy Bebop was announced back in April 2019. And while making a live action adaptation of such a beloved anime is quite a difficult task, the fact that Yoko Kanno was brought back to create the Cowboy Bebop live action soundtrack gives us hope that this series can live up to the original. Plus, the anime series’ creator Shinichiro Watanabe is also a creative consultant for this upcoming series.
The series stars John Cho as Spike Spiegel, Mustafa Shakir as Jet Black, Daniella Pineda as Faye Valentine, Alex Hassell as Vicious, Elena Satine as Julia, and an actual Welsh Corgi as Ein! The show also has André Nemec and Jeff Pinkner as the developers, with Christopher Yost handling writing duties.
The live action Cowboy Bebop series will release on Netflix sometime this year.