Netflix plays ode to the classic, jazzy opener of the original Cowboy Bebop anime series with their own opening credits for the live-action adaptation. And the opener is uber stylish and pretty spot on in a lot of places featuring Mustafa Skakir’s Jet Black, Daniella Pineda’s Faye Valentine and John Cho’s Spike Spiegel.
Also appearing in the opener is noticeable live-action versions of the villains that made an appearance in the anime series. Whether this is a rehashing of old tales, a continuation of the narrative or re-imagination of the Cowboy Bebop universe is still yet to be seen.
And we cannot forget the Pembrook Welsh Corgi Ein. Never forget Ein.
It’s time to blow this scene. Who’s in? Cowboy Bebop arrives Nov. 19. COWBOY BEBOP is an action-packed space Western about three bounty hunters, aka “cowboys,” all trying to outrun the past. As different as they are deadly, Spike Spiegel (John Cho), Jet Black (Mustafa Shakir), and Faye Valentine (Daniella Pineda) form a scrappy, snarky crew ready to hunt down the solar system’s most dangerous criminals — for the right price. But they can only kick and quip their way out of so many scuffles before their pasts finally catch up with them. Based on the beloved anime series, COWBOY BEBOP is executive produced by André Nemec, Jeff Pinkner, Josh Appelbaum and Scott Rosenberg of Midnight Radio, Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements of Tomorrow Studios, Makoto Asanuma, Shin Sasaki and Masayuki Ozaki of Sunrise Inc., Tim Coddington, Tetsu Fujimura, Michael Katleman, Matthew Weinberg, and Christopher Yost. Nemec serves as showrunner. Original anime series director Shinichirō Watanabe is a consultant on the series, and original composer Yoko Kanno returns for the live-action adaptation. The series also stars Alex Hassell and Elena Satine.
Watch the opening sequence for Netflix’s “Cowboy Bebop” in the player below: