Netflix announced last year that a 10-episode live-action “Cowboy Bebop” series from writer and executive producer Christopher Yost (Thor: The Dark World, Thor: Ragnarok) is on the way, with John Cho (Searching) set to lead the cast as Spike Spiegel. Deadline reports today that Elena Satine (“Strange Angel”) will star alongside Cho.
“Satine will play Julia. With a sultry beauty and a voice to die for, Julia is the dream-like object of Spike Spiegel’s (Cho) desire. She struggles to survive in a violent world.”
Mustafa Shakir (“Luke Cage”), Daniella Pineda (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom), and Alex Hassell (“Genius”) have also landed lead roles. Shakir is Jet Black, Pineda is Faye Valentine and Hassell is Vicious, the Syndicate’s most notorious hitman.
Based on the worldwide phenomenon from Sunrise Inc., “Cowboy Bebop” is the jazz-inspired, genre-bending story of Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, Faye Valentine and Radical Ed: a rag-tag 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.
The series is a co-production between Netflix and Tomorrow Studios (a partnership between Marty Adelstein and ITV Studios). Showrunners and Executive Producers are Andre Nemec, Josh Appelbaum, Jeff Pinkner and Scott Rosenberg of Midnight Radio.
Executive Producers: Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements of Tomorrow Studios (Snowpiercer, Good Behavior); Yasuo Miyakawa, Masayuki Ozaki, and Shin Sasaki of Sunrise Inc; Tetsu Fujimura and Matthew Weinberg.