Honestly, we all knew that the biggest cast announcements are left for last, and we were right. Netflix today has just introduced the most important cast member for its upcoming live-action adaptation of classic scifi anime Cowboy Bebop—and honestly, I think this is the one role that they got right.
Well, mainly because it’s quite hard really to get the casting for this role wrong, because of course I am talking about everyone’s favorite computer-hacking corgi, Ein. Yes people, they cast an actual corgi for the role. (but seriously, how low are your expectations for this adaptation lol)
A new video posted on the @NXonNetflix Twitter account introduces its most adorable cast member by first simulating a corgi-eye view of the set and then letting the pup sit beside main cast members John Cho (who is hiding his Spike hairdo in a bonnet), Daniella Pineda (Faye Valentine) who coos over Ein, Mustafa Shakir (Jet Black) and Alex Hassell (Vicious).
You can watch the adorable introduction video here!
The unnamed pup is definitely a Pembroke Welsh Corgi, the same breed as its anime counterpart. Thank goodness they did not miscast this role! Great job, Netflix.
Alex Garcia Lopez, who directed Daredevil and The Witcher, is on board to direct the first two episodes of Bebop. Described by Netflix as a “Live-action TV drama”, Cowboy Bebop is slated to run for 10 episodes. No release date has been announced yet.
The live-action adaptation is a co-production between Netflix and Tomorrow Studios, which is a partnership between producer Marty Adelstein (Teen Wolf, Prison Break) and British production company ITV Studios. The original anime’s director, Shinichi Watanabe, will be serving as consultant for the Netflix adaptation. Key staff from Sunrise, the anime studio that produced the original series, will also be serving as the show’s executive producers along with other Western producers.
Cowboy Bebop follows the story of Spike Spiegel and his crew aboard the spaceship Bebop. The series is mostly about their crew’s adventures in hunting down space criminals and turning them in for a reward. The story’s main conflict, however, centers on the rivalry between Spike and his former best friend Vicious, with the former seeking to avenge the death of the woman he loved.
Source: Crunchyroll News
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