The live-action version of the popular anime Space Western premieres Nov. 19 on Netflix.
This, most certainly, is not your father’s western.
According to Netflix: “Cowboy Bebop is an action-packed Space Western about three bounty hunters, aka “cowboys,” all trying to outrun the past. As different as they are deadly, Spike Spiegel (John Cho), Jet Black (Mustafa Shakir), and Faye Valentine (Daniella Pineda) form a scrappy, snarky crew ready to hunt down the solar system’s most dangerous criminals — for the right price. But they can only kick and quip their way out of so many scuffles before their pasts finally catch up with them.
“Based on the beloved anime series, COWBOY BEBOP is executive produced by André Nemec, Jeff Pinkner, Josh Appelbaum and Scott Rosenberg of Midnight Radio, Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements of Tomorrow Studios, Makoto Asanuma, Shin Sasaki and Masayuki Ozaki of Sunrise Inc., Tim Coddington, Tetsu Fujimura, Michael Katleman, Matthew Weinberg, and Christopher Yost. Nemec serves as showrunner. Original anime series director Shinichirō Watanabe is a consultant on the series, and original composer Yoko Kanno returns for the live-action adaptation. The series also stars Alex Hassell and Elena Satine.”
Cowboy Bebop premieres Nov. 19 on Netflix. Here’s a teaser trailer — which, frankly, looks to us like a sci-fi mashup of The Wild Wild West and The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, you understand.
11.19.21 Update: And here is an extended trailer for Cowboy Bebop. Warning: The language is a tad naughty. Not Yellowstone naughty, you understand, but naughtier than your father’s western.