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Cowboy Bebop: John Cho and Three More Actors Cast in Netflix Series

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The live adaptation of Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop has come in with its first major casting reveal which is Harold and Kumar star John Cho who will play the lead in the series, a bounty hunter named Spike, alongside Luke Cage star Mustafa Shakir who plays Jet Black who is a partner to Spike and Bebop Ship’s captain, Jurassic World star Danielle Pineda plays Faye Valentine, who’s a bounty hunter with amnesia who builds a partnership with Jet Black and Spike.

Cowboy Bebop animated series
Cowboy Bebop animated series

Others included in casting is actor Alex Hassell who plays Vicious, an ex partner to Spike who’s also his arch enemy, as the best hitman of the Syndicate.

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Here are the character details announced by Netlfix:

“JOHN CHO (Star Trek) as Spike Spiegel — 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.”

“DANIELLA PINEDA (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom) as Faye Valentine — 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.”

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“MUSTAFA SHAKIR (Marvel’s Luke Cage) as Jet Black — 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.”

“ALEX HASSELL (Suburbicon) as Vicious — 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.”

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A lot of Cowboy Bebop fans noticed one huge casting exclusion: Ed! But, don’t worry, Netflix has addressed that in the press release for Cowboy Beep:

“The following cast are confirmed. Meanwhile, Radical Ed is hacking in, but not cast just yet. Plus more cast to be announced.”

Cowboy Bebop will be streaming on Netflix in late 2019.

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