Netflix Drops First Trailer for “Cowboy Bebop” Adaptation

John Cho in
John Cho in "Cowboy Bebop"

Cult Japanese anime series Cowboy Bebop is getting a live-action adaptation, and the new version seems like a worthy successor of the original. The first trailer for this highly-anticipated Netflix series is here and it’s promising loads of fun.

Cowboy Bebop centers on a ragtag group of bounty hunters chasing down criminals across the solar system. The first teaser, aptly titled Cowboy Bebop: Lost Session, serves as the introduction to the show’s unique visual style and its heroes, including Spike Spiegel (John Cho), Jet Black (Mustafa Shakir), and Faye Valentine (Daniella Pineda).

Cowboy Bebop will premiere on Netflix on November 19th, and the streaming giant also acquired the rights to stream the original anime that this series is based on. André Nemec, who developed this adaptation for Netflix, is promising it’s vastly different from the original and simply serves as the “expansion to the canon”.

“I promise we will never take the original anime away from the purists. It will always exist out there… I believe we’ve done a really nice job of not violating the canon in any direction but merely offering some extra glimpses into the world that was already created,” Nemec told Entertainment Weekly.