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John Cho Will Play Spike in The Live-Action ‘Cowboy Bebop’ and We Can’t Contain Our Excitement

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    Netflix has revealed their cast for the live-action adaptation of the beloved anime “Cowboy Bebop,” and fans can’t contain their excitement.

    Set in the year 2071, the original anime series follows the story of a bounty hunter crew traveling in their spaceship called the Bebop.


    “Searching” star John Cho has reportedly been tapped to play the badass bounty hunter Spike Spiegel for the lead role.

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    Netizens celebrated the announcement with congratulatory tweets and hilarious gifs to the actor.

    Mustafa Shakir, star of Luke Cage, is also part of the cast as Spike’s old partner Jet Black, while Daniella Pineda will play the mysterious con artist Faye Valentine.

    Alex Hassell has been cast as the villain Vicious, a former bounty hunting partner of Spike’s in the Red Dragon crime syndicate. 


    It has not yet been revealed who will be playing Bebop crew members Ed, a genius master hacker and Ein, the lovable corgi.

    According to The Hollywood Reporter, the ten-episode series is being handled by showrunners Josh Appelbaum, André Nemec, Jeff Pinkner and Scott Rosenberg, with the anime series’ original director, Shinichiro Watanabe, on board as a consultant.

    While it was revealed that the first two episodes will be helmed by director Alex Garcia Lopez, it was not immediately made known who will take on the directing roles for the rest of the first season.

    Fans will have to stand by for more updates as no release date has been announced for the upcoming show as of this writing.

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