Series to premiere this Fall after being delayed by injury and COVID-19
During Netflix's themed "Geeked Week" of programming announcements, the streaming service has provided an update, however slight on the long-planned and delayed live-action Cowboy Bebop TV series. The series was previously slated for a 2020 premiere before being delayed by a shock on-set accident that injured lead actor John Cho and forced the suspension of production, only for production to be delayed further as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic and recently wrapping up the first season's production this past March.
Yoko Kanno, the composer behind the iconic soundtrack of the original COWBOY BEBOP anime will be creating the soundtrack for the new Live Action Series. Also confirmed...Cowboy Bebop is coming this Fall. #GeekedWeek pic.twitter.com/6lHZQcoFR6— Netflix Geeked (@NetflixGeeked) June 8, 2021
Now, Netflix has announced that the series is slated for a Fall 2021 global premiere, and made the announcement alongside a new teaser confirming composer Yoko Kanno's participation in the project, despite the announcement trailer not featuring Kanno at all, and instead featuring cast members Cho (Spike), Mustafa Shakir (Jet), and Daniella Pineda (Faye Valentine) grooving to the anime's opening theme "Tank!".
SOURCE: Netflix Geeked! on Twitter