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Netflix has announced they’ve lined up the main cast in their upcoming live-action Cowboy Bebop series.
John Cho (Star Trek, Harold & Kumar) will be playing Spike Spiegel, Mustafa Shakir (Marvel’s Luke Cage) will be playing Jet Black, Daniella Pineda (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom) will be playing Faye Valentine, and Alex Hassell (Suburbicon) will play Vicious.
Here’s the official blurbs for each character:
- Spike Spiegel is an impossibly cool “cowboy” (bounty hunter) with a deadly smile, a wry wit, and style to spare. He travels the solar system with his ex-cop partner, Jet, pursuing the future’s most dangerous bounties with a combination of charm, charisma – and deadly Jeet Kune Do.
- Jet Black was one of the few honest cops in the solar system before an ultimate betrayal robbed him of all that he loved, forcing him into a vagabond life of hunting bounties to put food on the table. Jet is an inveterate jazz enthusiast and Captain of the Bebop.
- Faye Valentine is a bold, brash and unpredictable bounty hunter. Suffering from amnesia after years of being cryogenically frozen, Faye does whatever it takes to survive. Whether she’s lying, stealing, or just being a thorn in Spike and Jet’s side.
- A man who thoroughly enjoys a good kill, Vicious is the Syndicate’s most notorious hitman. He’s also Spike Spiegel’s ex-partner and arch-enemy.
Alex Garcia Lopez, director on episodes of Daredevil, Luke Cage and Cloak and Dagger, is directing the first two episodes in the 10-episode series.