Cowboy Bebop actor John Cho, who plays Spike Spiegel, describes the Netflix live-action remake as an exclusive work of fanfiction.
Actor John Cho recently called the Netflix anime adaptation series, Cowboy bebop, like an expensive piece of fanfiction.
In an interview with Still Watching Netflix, Cho discussed his take on how the live-action Netflix remake is “the most expensive fanfiction job ever,” and explained the impact of the original anime on the series’ filming and how he guided everyone involved to produce. what Cho described as “bananas”.
Cho mentioned how he was inspired by different inspirations while playing Spike, and mentioned Bruce Lee and the source material as some of the biggest influences for his version of the character. He noted how even Lee drew on different influences to bring his performances to life and how Cowboy bebop it’s the perfect avenue for Cho to express himself as a by-product of the things that inspire him.
The adaptation of Cowboy bebop, which was announced in 2020, follows the events of creator Sunrise’s original anime. Its story centers on Spike Spiegel (Cho), Faye Valentine (Daniella Pineda) and Jet Black (Mustafa Shakir), bounty hunters who hunt down some of the most wanted criminals in the galaxy. The series also has some notable characters like Vicious (Alex Hassell), a member of the Red Dragon Syndicate, and his wife Julia (Lucy Currey). The two are crucial to Spike’s personal story, given that Spike was once part of the Syndicate along with Vicious. Still Watching Netflix also released a real Ein bug, Cowboy Bebop ‘s super smart dog, in the process of filming the show, who is played by the Welsh corgis Charlie and Harry.
The original anime ran for one season before being canceled. Still, it is considered one of the best anime series by many, inspiring the 2001 film. Cowboy Bebop: Knocking on Heaven’s Door and several video games set in the same universe. The Netflix adaptation seeks to give the anime more depth by allowing more characters to shine through, including Vicious and Julia.
The first season of Cowboy Bebop, which was released on Netflix on November 19, received negative reviews from critics. Although the series finale perfectly sets up a follow-up season, Netflix has yet to reveal if the show will continue beyond season 1.
Season 1 of Cowboy bebop is currently streaming on Netflix.
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