End of filming for Netflix’s live action series Cowboy Bebop … whose development has been chaotic.
Finally ! This is what fans of the anime of Shin’ichirō Watanabe must have said to themselves when they learned of the end of filming of Cowboy Bebop, a live action series of this masterpiece of Japanese animation. Daniella Pineda (Faye) announced the good news on her Instagram account.
The project was announced in 2017, before being bought by Netflix, but its development has been difficult at every step. The shooting had even had to be stopped for several months in October 2019 following ankle injury of John Cho (Spike) in an action scene. The latter had to undergo emergency surgery.
An unfortunate accident which once again postponed the release of the series on the streaming platform but which allowed the writers to rework the scripts and focus on a season 2. The filming of Cowboy Bebop was able to resume in New Zealand last September, following a very strict sanitary protocol.
Netflix‘s space opera will take place in 2071. Following an accident on the moon, life on planet Earth has become impossible. Humans had to leave to colonize other planets. This exodus created chaos throughout the universe, leaving complete freedom to the most dangerous criminals. A real playground for bounty hunters. Among this clique: the Bebop, a spaceship housing Spike Spiegel and Jet …
On the distribution side, in addition to the names previously mentioned, fans will be able to find Jet (Mustafa Shakir), Vicious (Alex Hassell), Julia (Elena Satine) and Chalmers (Geoff Stults). Chris Yost (Thor Ragnarok) serves as screenwriter.
Netflix has not yet given any release date.
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