The original Cowboy Bebop anime is heading to Netflix. The news was revealed by the streaming giant today with a short teaser from the classic anime. The anime will join the soon-to-be-released live-action series on Netflix. The live-action take stars John Cho as Spike, Mustafa Shakir as Jet and Daniella Pineda as Faye.
Cowboy Bebop takes place in the year 2071 and tells of a cataclysmic event that forced humanity to seek shelter on surrounding moons and planets. Spike, a former member of the Red Dragon Syndicate, and the others work as bounty hunters who often find themselves in a mess of trouble. The series first debuted in 1998 in Japan before Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim premiered the series stateside in 2001.
Entertainment Weekly was also able to confirm the original voice cast will return to debut the forthcoming live-action adaption by Netflix. Confirmed to return are: Koichi Yamadera as Spike, Taiten Kusunoki as Jet, Megumi Hayashibara as Faye, Norio Wakamoto as syndicate hitman Vicious, Gara Takashima as Spike’s love interest Julia, Tsutomu Taruki and Miki Nagasawa as TV hosts Punch and Judy, Takaya Hashi as the Teddy Bomber, Kenyu Horiuchi as Rester House sax player Gren, Masako Isobe as Spike’s former mentor Mao, and Romi Park and Hikaru Midorikawa as Vicious’ twin enforcers Shin and Lin.
All 26-episodes of Cowboy Bebop are currently streaming on Hulu.
The series will officially move to Netflix on Oct. 21.
See you soon Space Cowboy…