Netflix is adapting classic anime Cowboy Bebop to live-action, the latest in a number of Japanese animations they have been transferring to live action. They've today confirmed the cast that will be bringing the show to life.
John Cho is playing the lead role of Spike Siegel, a laidback bounty hunter with a dark past. Cho is best-known for his lead role in the Harold & Kumar comedy film series and his supporting role in the American Pie movie series. He's also branched out into drama and science fiction, playing the role of Hikaru Sulu in J.J. Abrams' Star Trek reboot trilogy, so already has some space-piloting experience.
Playing the role of Spike's taciturn tough guy buddy Jet Black is Mustafa Shakir. Shakir is best-known for playing the role of the arch-villain Bushmaster on Season 2 of Luke Cage. He has also appeared in The Deuce and American Gods.
Danielle Pineda is playing Faye Valentine, an amnesiac con artist and thief with cool piloting skills. Pineda's credits include The Vampire Diaries, The Originals and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
Rounding out the core regular cast is Alex Hassell (Torchwood, Hustle, Suburbicon) as the main antagonist Vicious, a figure from Spike's past who makes an unwelcome comeback.
The ten-episode adaptation enters production shortly, to debut in 2020.