John Cho Suffers ‘Freak Accident’ Filming Netflix’s ‘Cowboy Bebop’, Delays Production 9 Months
John Cho sustained a knee injury on the set of Netflix’s “Cowboy Bebop” in New Zealand earlier this month, setting production back by seven to nine months.
Sources claimed that the “freak accident” occurred on “the last take of a routine and well-rehearsed scene,” according to Deadline.
Cho plays Spike Spiegel in the 10-episode live-action series, which was adapted from the original 26-episode anime by Sunrise studio.
According to Variety, his character is described as an “impossibly cool bounty hunter with a deadly smile, a wry wit and style to spare,” who traverses the solar system with his ex-cop partner Jet (Mustafa Shakir).