Netflix’s live-action Cowboy Bebop is offering fans a look behind-the-scenes on the production – but if you’re thinking it’s our very own Spike Spiegel, John Cho, then you’re not thinking big enough. Or small enough. As you’re about to see, it really does depend on your sense of perspective.
Don’t get us wrong: you’re about to see the cast of the upcoming series in the following video. But let’s be clear: there’s only one star of this official Corgi-Vision clip -and that star’s name?
While we’re sure you know who we’re talking about – why spoil it? Too cute not to check out:
“a jazz-inspired, genre-bending story of a ragtag crew of bounty hunters on the run from their pasts, as they hunt down the solar system’s most dangerous criminals. They’ll even save the world … for the right price.”
Based on the 1998-1999 anime of the same name created by Shinchiro Watanabe, the series followed Spike (a former criminal with a smooth ‘do and charming personality who specializes in Jeet Kune Do), Jet (a former police officer), Faye (an amnesiac with a sordid past who was revived after a long slumber), Ed (a sly child prodigy computer hacker), and Ein (an intelligent Welsh Corgi classified as a data dog).
Cowboy Bebop also stars Cho, Elena Satine, Mustafa Shakir, Daniella Pineda, and Alex Hassell. Pilot scribe Christopher Yost will also serve as executive producer, alongside Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec, Jeff Pinkner, Scott Rosenberg, Marty Adelstein, and Becky Clements in the United States. Yasuo Miyakawa, Masayuki Ozaki, Tetsu Fujimura, and Matthew Weinberg will serve as executive producers in Japan – with Watanabe serving as a consultant. Netflix and Tomorrow Studios are co-producing the project.