Netflix has announced that cast of its 10-episode live-action series adaptation of the 1998 Cowboy Bebop television anime. The announcement describes the series as a “TV drama.” Netflix also provided character descriptions with the announcement.
John Cho is Spike: Haunted by visions of the woman he loved and lost, Julia, Spike’s criminal past slowly catches up to him — putting him and the Bebop crew in the crosshairs of the solar system’s most lethal criminal organization, the Syndicate.
Mustafa Shakir is Jet: Jet holds tight to his honor and optimism, acting as a father figure to his misfit crew, always seeing the best in his partner, Spike… until it’s too late.
Daniella Pineda is Faye: She’s always on the search for the person with the key to her identity. In the meantime, she’ll fake it till she makes it.
Alex Hassell is Vicious: Once he was Spike’s best friend, now he’s his mortal enemy and is obsessed with taking him down.
Entertainment news website Deadline has also reported that Alex Garcia Lopez will direct the first two episodes.