John Cho’s Cowboy Bepop stunned with its impressive visuals and banter-heavy writing in the latest trailer for the Netflix adaptation.
Cowboy Bepop is one of the most respected and respected properties of the 20th century, so it was a little unnerving for fans when it was announced that Netflix would be producing a live-action adaptation of the anime series. The anime is highly stylistic, almost to the point of alienation for most casual viewers, which is why a live-action adaptation was always received with trepidation.
As the remake began to round out its cast and creative team, it became clear that Netflix was heading in the right direction for live-action series. After a great first trailer that played out the stylistic conventions of the anime, Netflix has released a brand new trailer for their Cowboy Bepop series that promises a lucid marriage of film noir elements and sci-fi spectacle.
The story-heavy trailer breaks down John Cho’s Spike, an intergalactic bounty hunter with a taste for whiskey and cigarettes, and a mysterious past. Joining him on his journey to earn some coin are Mustafa Shakir’s Jet Black, who pilots the Bepop ship, and Daniella Pineda’s Faye Vallentine, who is always at odds with Spike.
The latest trailer is filled with great visuals that stay true to the anime’s vision, while offering comedic moments that rival those of the original. The makers of the adaptation have previously discussed how they would go in a different direction, as it would be impossible to copy what the original had done and what it excelled at. It seems like, Cowboy Bepop plays up the stylistic elements with 11 and joins the self-confident camp route.
Here’s the synopsis for Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop:
“The series centers on the adventures of an irregular group of bounty hunters who pursue criminals across the solar system.”
Cowboy Bepop was written by Christoper Yost and stars John Cho, Mustafa Shakir, Daniella Pineda, Alex Hassell, Elena Satine and Rachel House. The series debuts on November 19. Stay tuned for all the latest on John Cho and the upcoming series on Netflix.