Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop Live-Action Series Halfway Through Season One
Anime fans were excited and skeptical when Netflix announced a live-action Cowboy Bebop series. A lot of skepticism faded when it was revealed that John Cho would be taking on the lead role of Spike Spiegel, but production hit a snag when Cho tore his ACL during filming. That said, it would appear that they were much further along in production than previously thought.
During a recent interview with Syfy Wire, executive producer Marty Adelstein discussed a few of his ongoing projects, including Netflix’s live-action Cowboy Bebop series. Out of the ten-episode order for Netflix, production is complete on the first three episodes of season one, with two more being in post-production. According to Adelstein, they were into filming the sixth episode when Cho was injured.
“So, we have finished three episodes,” Adelstein said. “I think we’re into [shooting] six; then John Cho tore his ACL, unfortunately. But I have to tell you I really like the show. It’s really fun. And we have gone out of our way, because of all these anime movies that have come out and been accused of being whitewashed, we have really gone out of our way. The characters are all sort of multiethnic, and it’s a great cast. And the two episodes I have seen are so much fun. It’s really fun.”
It is unknown at this time when production on the live-action Cowboy Bebop series will resume. Following Cho’s injury, which shut down production, the coronavirus pandemic swept the globe, shutting down a plethora of projects. We are also not privy as to when the series will be arriving on Netflix, but keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as this story develops. For other entertainment goodness going on right now, check out the following:
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Eric is an editor and writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he is not staring at a computer screen filled with text, he is usually staring at a computer screen filled with controllable animations. Today's youth call this gaming. He also likes to shoot things. With a camera, of course.