“Cowboy Bebop: Unlocked” – The Official Netflix Geeked After Show Premieres Saturday, November 20th





“Cowboy Bebop: Unlocked” – The Official Netflix Geeked After Show Premieres Saturday, November 20th
Hosted by Erika Ishii, the special will serve as fans’ one-stop spoiler-filled destination digging into the story secrets, adaptation process and making of “Cowboy Bebop.”
[via press release from Netflix]
TUNE-IN:

COWBOY BEBOP: UNLOCKED

The Official Netflix Geeked After Show Saturday, November 20th at 11am PT

COWBOY BEBOP: UNLOCKED

Hosted by Erika Ishii, the full episode of COWBOY BEBOP: UNLOCKED launches on YouTube and Facebook, featuring exclusive interviews with the cast and showrunner, bloopers, and the first interview with the actor who plays fan-favorite Radical Ed.

· Netflix Geeked is launching the first installment of its new after show series, UNLOCKED, with 30-minute special exploring Netflix’s brand new sci-fi adventure series COWBOY BEBOP

· Hosted by actress and Cowboy Bebop superfan Erika Ishii and debuting on Netflix Geeked’s Facebook page and the Still Watching Netflix YouTube account on November 20th at 2pm ET / 11am PT, COWBOY BEBOP: UNLOCKED will serve as fans’ one-stop spoiler-filled destination digging into the story secrets, adaptation process and making of Cowboy Bebop.

· COWBOY BEBOP: UNLOCKED will feature new interviews with stars John Cho, Mustafa Shakir, Daniella Pineda, Alex Hassell, Elena Satine and showrunner André Nemec.

· The after show will also include the exclusive first interview with Eden Perkins, the actor who plays fan-favorite anime character Radical Ed.

· COWBOY BEBOP: UNLOCKED will include behind-the-scenes stories from the Cowboy Bebop creative team, never-before-seen concept art, a brand new performance of composer Yoko Kanno + Seatbelts performing the opening title song “Tank!” and a blooper reel featuring everyone’s favorite data dog, Ein.

To Watch on Saturday, November 11th:

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Please find descriptions of the segments in COWBOY BEBOP: UNLOCKED below:

· Yoko Kanno + Seatbelts Perform “Tank!”

· Hero’s Journey: John Cho (Spike Spiegel), Mustafa Shakir (Jet Black) and Daniella Pineda (Faye Valentine) discuss their character arcs in Season 1 through the season finale

· Blooper Reel: Ein Edition

· Adapted: Cho, Alex Hassell (Vicious) and showrunner Andre Nemec talk about adapting Cowboy Bebop from anime to live action, specifically the iconic Ballad of the Fallen Angels sequence

· Ending Explained: Nemec, Cho, Pineda, Hassell and Elena Satine (Julia) break down the ending of the series and hint at what could come next

· Where’s Ed?: The first interview with Eden Perkins, the actor who plays the anticipated character Radical Ed



“It Was Scary as Hell”: John Cho on the Pressure of Adapting the Beloved ‘Cowboy Bebop’





“It Was Scary as Hell”: John Cho on the Pressure of Adapting the Beloved ‘Cowboy Bebop’

Part western, part noir, and part sci-fi space odyssey, the live-action adaptation of the beloved anime series Cowboy Bebop isn’t easy to put in a box. That’s exactly what drew John Cho to the project. “It’s been a dream job in the sense that the show is a mashup of so many genres,” he says. “This feels like a career’s worth of roles all in one character.” In the series, Cho steps into the incredibly cool shoes of Spike Spiegel, an impossibly cool bounty hunter, more commonly known as a “cowboy,” with a deadly smile, a wry wit, and style to spare. He travels the solar system with his ex-cop partner pursuing the future’s most dangerous bounties with a combination of charm, charisma, and a deadly fighting style. Ahead of the show’s Nov. 19 debut, we talked with Cho about the “completely unique” world of Cowboy Bebop, training for his big fight scenes, and paying respect to the source material: “it was scary as hell.”

How did you first learn about the world of Cowboy Bebop?

I first learned about Cowboy Bebop through the very boring route of having it come through my agents, who sent me the script. I had not heard of it before. I read the script for the first episode, and I was so impressed by it I said, “I have to look at the source material,” so I watched the anime. My mind was just blown. I was so impressed. The world is completely unique, completely inventive, funny, and high-stakes. I was fascinated by the setup and all the influences they were pulling from. This show is unlike anything I’ve personally seen in anime, and now live-action.

How did you prepare physically for the role of Spike?

Working with stunt coordinator Allan Poppleton and the stunt team was so helpful for me in terms of feeling confident about portraying someone as skilled as Spike Spiegel. If you know me from Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, you’d rightly guess that I’m not a master martial artist in real life. The team helped me with the character in that regard, and gave me a sense of safety that allowed me to ground the character in physicality. They were just the best in the world; they’re such great teachers, very inventive, and allowed us to really play within the set parameters. They’re also all huge fans of the anime, and each one of these fights was so lovingly created. The thing that they kept searching for in each fight were moments that would distinguish this action sequence from any other action sequence you’d seen in film or TV; the specific Cowboy Bebop personality within these fights. You work and work and work, and you just hope that at the end of the day that I look like the Spike fans know and love.


The costume must have helped get into Spike’s shoes — can you talk a bit about crafting Spike’s iconic blue suit with costume designer Jane Holland?

There’s a certain attitude to it; sleeves rolled up, collar popped, skinny tie, undone shirt. I would say it’s slightly flashy, there’s a literal sheen to it. There are some flourishes, some secrets between me and Jane — like the belt buckle, which has a wave on it, flowing like water, and the buttons. Those are details that really ground me and help me to know who I am on set. Thankfully it’s very easy to put on. It has a zipper, which is good when you have to go to the bathroom, and it requires only one person to put it on: me.

Can you talk a bit about your experience working with showrunner André Nemec and directors Alex Garcia Lopez and Michael Katleman?

Our showrunner, André Nemec, and our two directors this season, Alex Garcia Lopez and Michael Katleman, gave us a great, open, enthusiastic experience on set. They’re all such fans of the original anime and tremendously devoted to the original material. I leaned on them as fans, because they had lived that experience. They all brought enthusiasm, but in different ways. André was great with the characters, and getting into human motivations. Michael was a terrific scene setter. Alex was always reminding me to bring out the light along with the dark because that’s the overall tone of Cowboy Bebop.

The original anime is so beloved. How has the team worked together to adapt the original show with respect and care?

It was scary as hell. None of us want to mess anything up, because people love this world and these characters so much. But at the end of the day, our excitement overrode our fear. I feel like visually it’s a very faithful adaptation. In terms of the characters, I feel like the goal was to keep viewers connected to the anime but also give them some surprises as well. The entire creative team balanced giving everyone what they liked about the original material, while throwing in things that no one will expect. I think they did a really great job. We go deeper into the characters’ pasts, and they get more backstory. I will say that the music in this show is such an important piece, and when I heard the original anime composer Yoko Kanno was attached to our adaptation, it was a deal sealer for me.

Cowboy Bebop is available to stream Nov. 19 on Netflix.



Video: “Cowboy Bebop” – Official Trailer – Netflix





Video: “Cowboy Bebop” – Official Trailer – Netflix
The series is an action-packed space Western about three bounty hunters, aka “cowboys,” all trying to outrun the past.
[via press release from Netflix]
Cowboy Bebop | Official Trailer | Netflix

COWBOY BEBOP is an action-packed space Western about three bounty hunters, aka “cowboys,” all trying to outrun the past. As different as they are deadly, Spike Spiegel (John Cho), Jet Black (Mustafa Shakir), and Faye Valentine (Daniella Pineda) form a scrappy, snarky crew ready to hunt down the solar system’s most dangerous criminals – for the right price. But they can only kick and quip their way out of so many scuffles before their pasts finally catch up with them.

Based on the beloved anime series, COWBOY BEBOP is executive produced by André Nemec, Jeff Pinkner, Josh Appelbaum and Scott Rosenberg of Midnight Radio, Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements of Tomorrow Studios, Makoto Asanuma, Shin Sasaki and Masayuki Ozaki of Sunrise Inc., Tim Coddington, Tetsu Fujimura, Michael Katleman, Matthew Weinberg, and Christopher Yost. Nemec serves as showrunner. Original anime series director Shinichirō Watanabe is a consultant on the series, and original composer Yoko Kanno returns for the live-action adaptation. The series also stars Alex Hassell and Elena Satine.

Watch Cowboy Bebop, a live-action series, only on Netflix Nov. 19. https://www.netflix.com/cowboybebop
Cowboy Bebop

Cowboy Bebop’s official trailer was revealed today in a live virtual event with appearances by stars John Cho, Daniella Pineda and Mustafa Shakir. Fans collected their “bounties” to hit the threshold and unlock the first footage from the series. A total of 5,500 fans tuned in globally.

The wait is finally over…see Spike Spiegel, Jet Black and Faye Valentine in (live) action.

Cowboy Bebop launches globally on November 19th on Netflix.

ABOUT COWBOY BEBOP:

COWBOY BEBOP is an action-packed space Western about three bounty hunters, aka “cowboys,” all trying to outrun the past. As different as they are deadly, Spike Spiegel (John Cho), Jet Black (Mustafa Shakir), and Faye Valentine (Daniella Pineda) form a scrappy, snarky crew ready to hunt down the solar system’s most dangerous criminals – for the right price. But they can only kick and quip their way out of so many scuffles before their pasts finally catch up with them.

Based on the beloved anime series, COWBOY BEBOP is executive produced by André Nemec, Jeff Pinkner, Josh Appelbaum and Scott Rosenberg of Midnight Radio, Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements of Tomorrow Studios, Makoto Asanuma, Shin Sasaki and Masayuki Ozaki of Sunrise Inc., Tim Coddington, Tetsu Fujimura, Michael Katleman, Matthew Weinberg, and Christopher Yost. Nemec serves as showrunner. Original anime series director Shinichirō Watanabe is a consultant on the series, and original composer Yoko Kanno returns for the live-action adaptation. The series also stars Alex Hassell and Elena Satine.

Social Handles: @bebopnetflix #CowboyBebop



Video: “Cowboy Bebop” – Official Teaser “Lost Session” – Netflix





Video: “Cowboy Bebop” – Official Teaser “Lost Session” – Netflix
Hang with Spike Spiegel (John Cho), Jet Black (Mustafa Shakir), and Faye Valentine (Daniella Pineda) as they kick ass and chase bounties… you know, if they don’t get themselves killed first.
[via press release from Netflix]
Cowboy Bebop | Official Teaser “Lost Session” | Netflix

COWBOY BEBOP is an action-packed space Western about three bounty hunters, aka “cowboys,” all trying to outrun the past. As different as they are deadly, Spike Spiegel (John Cho), Jet Black (Mustafa Shakir), and Faye Valentine (Daniella Pineda) form a scrappy, snarky crew ready to hunt down the solar system’s most dangerous criminals – for the right price. But they can only kick and quip their way out of so many scuffles before their pasts finally catch up with them.
COWBOY BEBOP

THE LOST SESSION

The Countdown Begins…One Month Until Cowboy Bebop Premieres on Netflix November 19th

Hang with Spike Spiegel (John Cho), Jet Black (Mustafa Shakir), and Faye Valentine (Daniella Pineda) as they kick ass and chase bounties…you know, if they don’t get themselves killed first.
ABOUT COWBOY BEBOP:

COWBOY BEBOP is an action-packed space Western about three bounty hunters, aka “cowboys,” all trying to outrun the past. As different as they are deadly, Spike Spiegel (John Cho), Jet Black (Mustafa Shakir), and Faye Valentine (Daniella Pineda) form a scrappy, snarky crew ready to hunt down the solar system’s most dangerous criminals – for the right price. But they can only kick and quip their way out of so many scuffles before their pasts finally catch up with them.

Based on the beloved anime series, COWBOY BEBOP is executive produced by André Nemec, Jeff Pinkner, Josh Appelbaum and Scott Rosenberg of Midnight Radio, Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements of Tomorrow Studios, Makoto Asanuma, Shin Sasaki and Masayuki Ozaki of Sunrise Inc., Tim Coddington, Tetsu Fujimura, Michael Katleman, Matthew Weinberg, and Christopher Yost. Nemec serves as showrunner. Original anime series director Shinichirō Watanabe is a consultant on the series, and original composer Yoko Kanno returns for the live-action adaptation. The series also stars Alex Hassell and Elena Satine.

Social Handles: @bebopnetflix #CowboyBebop



Video: “Cowboy Bebop” – Anime Date Announcement – Netflix Anime





Video: “Cowboy Bebop” – Anime Date Announcement – Netflix Anime
Scouring space for bounties, a ragtag crew – a former hitman, an ex-cop, a con artist, a hacker kid and a data dog – live paycheck to paycheck.
[via press release from Netflix]
Cowboy Bebop | Anime Date Announcement | Netflix Anime

See you soon, space cowboys. The original Cowboy Bebop anime series is coming to Netflix worldwide October 21. Bang.



TUDUM: A Netflix Global Fan Event – Hour Two Recap





TUDUM: A Netflix Global Fan Event – Hour Two Recap
Among the series featured in the middle hour: “The Sandman,” “Cobra Kai,” “Arcane,” “Hellbound,” “My Name,” “New World,” “Vikings Valhalla,” “The Chestnut Man,” “Tiger King,” “I Am Georgina,” “Young, Famous & African,” and “Cowboy Bebop.”
[via press release from Netflix]
TUDUM: A Netflix Global Fan Event // Hour Two Recap

TUDUM continues! We just wrapped hour two of the virtual fan event. Below, you will find a recap of what’s been unveiled during hour two of TUDUM: A Netflix Global Fan Event.
Series: The Sandman: It is never only a dream: Neil Gaiman (Author and EP), Tom Sturridge (Dream), and Kirby Howell-Baptiste (Death) reveal a mind-bending and visually captivating Exclusive First Look (video) at the long-awaited dark fantasy series, THE SANDMAN, based on the comic books created for DC by Neil Gaiman. They also tease the new Sandman social pages where fans will be able to discover exclusive First Look Character Posters.

Anime Spotlight: Get the latest on your Anime favorites like Aggretsuko, Bright: Samurai Soul, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal The Movie, Super Crooks, and many more.

Series: Cobra Kai: Find out when your favorite dojos will be hitting the mat with a sneak peek of Season 4.

Film: Extraction 2: Chris Hemsworth confirms that Tyler Rake lives in the sequel to the action film.

Film: Netflix Action Panel: Your favorite stars from our upcoming action-packed films The Old Guard 2, The Harder They Fall, Black Crab, Interceptor, and Army of Thieves come together for a panel celebrating the genre and discussing the challenges of creating kick-ass action sequences onscreen. Watch the full TUDUM show to see this panel.

Film: Bruised: Director and star Halle Berry takes fans behind-the-scenes of this upcoming film about a disgraced MMA fighter who finds redemption in the cage and the courage to face her demons when her estranged son unexpectedly reenters her life. Watch the full TUDUM show to see this video.

Series: Arcane: Netflix and Riot Games debut the all-new trailer for the new animated event series Arcane, which brings the global phenomenon League of Legends franchise to Netflix on Saturday, Nov. 6.

K-Content spotlight: Ride the K-wave with your favorite stars like Song Kang and Jung Hae-in, and hear more about our new and upcoming Korean series and films, including Hellbound, My Name and New World.


Series: Vikings Valhalla: Be among the first to meet the heroes at the center of this all-new exploration of the spectacular epic Vikings saga featuring the legendary adventures of some of the famous Vikings who ever lived.

Series: The Chestnut Man: Watch an exclusive featurette from this upcoming Danish series adaptation of the international bestselling crime novel following two detectives on the hunt for a serial killer.

Unscripted Series: Tiger King: Get a refresher on Joe Exotic, Carole Baskin and all the best twists and turns from Season 1 and find out when the series returns for a second dose of mayhem and madness.

Unscripted SeriesL Soy Georgina: The woman, the mother, the influencer and Cristiano Ronaldo’s wife. Get to know who Georgina Rodríguez really is in this exclusive clip from our upcoming reality series.

Series: Young, Famous & African: Check out the trailer (and smash that like button) for this reality series following a group of famed, affluent young stars from across Africa, livin’ la vida loca in Johannesburg as they build careers and look for love. Watch the full TUDUM show to see this video.

Reality Spotlight: Stars from Selling Sunset, Love is Blind, Queer Eye, Too Hot to Handle, Bling Empire, and Get Organized with The Home Edit spill some molten hot tea and go head-to-head on the Floor Is Lava course. Watch the full TUDUM show to find out which team comes out on top.

Series: Cowboy Bebop: 3, 2, 1… let’s jam to this exclusive first look at the title sequence from the upcoming live-action adaptation of the beloved anime series about a ragtag crew of bounty hunters chasing down the galaxy’s most dangerous criminals.

Film: Murder Mystery 2: Grab your passport because Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston are returning for another international adventure full of intrigue and hijinks.

#END OF HOUR TWO#



Netflix’s “Cowboy Bebop” – First Look and Date Announcement





Netflix’s “Cowboy Bebop” – First Look and Date Announcement
Meet Spike Spiegel (John Cho), Jet Black (Mustafa Shakir), and Faye Valentine (Daniella Pineda) in “Cowboy Bebop,” premiering November 19, only on Netflix.
[via press release from Netflix]
OFFICIAL FIRST LOOK & DATE ANNOUNCEMENT

COWBOY BEPOP (L to R) DANIELLA PINEDA as FAYE VALENTINE, JOHN CHO as SPIKE SPIEGEL and MUSTAFA SHAKIR as JET BLACK on the set of COWBOY BEPOP Cr. NICOLA DOVE/NETFLIX © 2021
COWBOY BEBOP (L to R) JOHN CHO as SPIKE SPIEGEL in COWBOY BEBOP Cr. KIRSTY GRIFFIN/NETFLIX © 2021
COWBOY BEPOP (L to R) JOHN CHO as SPIKE SPIEGEL in COWBOY BEPOP Cr. GEOFFREY SHORT/NETFLIX © 2021
COWBOY BEBOP (L to R) DANIELLA PINEDA as FAYE VALENTINE in COWBOY BEBOP Cr. GEOFFREY SHORT/NETFLIX © 2021
COWBOY BEBOP (L to R) JOHN CHO as SPIKE SPIEGEL, MUSTAFA SHAKIR as JET BLACK, DANIELLA PINEDA as FAYE VALENTINE and EIN in Cowboy Bebop Cr. GEOFFREY SHORT/NETFLIX © 2021
COWBOY BEPOP (L to R) JOHN CHO as SPIKE SPIEGEL on the set of COWBOY BEPOP Cr. NICOLA DOVE/NETFLIX © 2021
COWBOY BEBOP (L to R) JOHN CHO as SPIKE SPIEGEL in COWBOY BEBOP Cr. KIRSTY GRIFFIN/NETFLIX © 2021
COWBOY BEBOP (L to R) MUSTAFA SHAKIR as JET BLACK in COWBOY BEBOP Cr. GEOFFREY SHORT/NETFLIX © 2021

SEE YOU NOVEMBER 19… SPACE COWBOY

COWBOY BEBOP premieres globally on Netflix November 19

Meet Spike Spiegel (John Cho), Jet Black (Mustafa Shakir), and Faye Valentine (Daniella Pineda) in Cowboy Bebop, premiering November 19, only on Netflix.

About Cowboy Bebop:

COWBOY BEBOP is an action-packed space Western about three bounty hunters, aka “cowboys,” all trying to outrun the past. As different as they are deadly, Spike Spiegel (John Cho), Jet Black (Mustafa Shakir), and Faye Valentine (Daniella Pineda) form a scrappy, snarky crew ready to hunt down the solar system’s most dangerous criminals – for the right price. But they can only kick and quip their way out of so many scuffles before their pasts finally catch up with them.

Based on the beloved anime series, COWBOY BEBOP is executive produced by André Nemec, Jeff Pinkner, Josh Appelbaum and Scott Rosenberg of Midnight Radio, Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements of Tomorrow Studios, Makoto Asanuma, Shin Sasaki and Masayuki Ozaki of Sunrise Inc., Tim Coddington, Tetsu Fujimura, Michael Katleman, Matthew Weinberg, and Christopher Yost. Nemec serves as showrunner. Original anime series director Shinichirō Watanabe is a consultant on the series, and original composer Yoko Kanno returns for the live-action adaptation. The series also stars Alex Hassell and Elena Satine.

@bebopnetflix #CowboyBebop