In news that will surely delight fans, Netflix’s live-action Cowboy Bebop remake has cast an extremely good boy as the very good / smart Ein. At least, it very much looks that way.
Netflix dropped a behind-the-scenes video earlier today, confirming the remake of the beloved series has kicked off production in New Zealand.
Good man John Cho will star in the lead role as bounty hunter Spike Spiegel, Mustafa Shakir will play Jet Black, Daniella Pineda as Faye Valentine, Alex Hassell as Vicious, and Elena Satine as Julia.
That’s all the casting we know so far. As for the actual series, Netflix has ordered 10 episodes.
Christopher Yost of Thor: The Dark World and Thor: Ragnarok will write the first ep. Shinichirō Watanabe, the director of the original anime, will serve as a consultant on the show.
Anywho, the behind-the-scenes video is in corgi-vision and includes a solid glimpse at the human cast… and also, Ein lapping at some water.
A GOOD BOY.
Cowboy Bebop aside, Netflix recently added all three seasons of Avatar: The Last Airbender to its service – a gentle reminder that it is also giving the beloved series the live-action treatment.
Netflix announced the news a year ago and revealed the show’s original creators Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko are involved as showrunners.
This is a real sentence from the press release: “We can’t wait to realise Aang’s world as cinematically as we always imagined it to be, and with a culturally appropriate, non-whitewashed cast.”
I’m not giving context to that quote. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you’re far better off that way.
And, back to anime… Netflix is also working on a new Ghost in the Shell series due for release sometime in 2020.
YES, A NEW GHOST IN THE SHELL ANIME IS COMING.— ???????? NheX ???????? (@NXOnNetflix) December 8, 2018
Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 will be directed by Appleseed’s Shinji Aramaki and Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex’s Kenji Kamiyama. On @Netflix in 2020!
*desire to explore the true meaning of human consciousness intensifies* pic.twitter.com/MgKzX2KydQ