Production on Netflix's Cowboy Bebop live-action series if officially underway. The streaming service announced that filming has kicked off with a behind the scenes video. But this isn't just any old behind the scenes look, mind you. This one was filmed in "corgi-vision" which, for fans of the original anime, can mean only one thing. Indeed, we're treated to our first look at Ein the dog, who looks like a perfect fit for the part.
The video sees the set and the Netflix production offices on day one from the dog's perspective before the pooch makes his way into a room where the core cast is gathered together. They fawn over the dog who is playing Ein before we see him revealed for the camera. The dog gets to drink water out of a bowl with his character's name on it alongside his human castmates. He looks like what the internet would firmly define as a very good boy. The video concludes with a message confirming that the show is now in production, meaning it's only a matter of time before we see this group in action.
Netflix first announced the Cowboy Bebop series in November 2018 and it has been coming together slowly but surely ever since. The core cast, all of whom are featured in the video, includes John Cho (Spike Spiegel), Mustafa Shakir (Jet Black), Daniella Pineda (Faye Valentine) and Alex Hassell (Vicious). Unfortunately, the video doesn't offer as any glimpses at sets or costumes, so we're still not quite sure how everyone is going to look,or how the beloved anime will translate to the world of live-action just yet. All in due time, though.
Cowboy Bebop is one of the most beloved anime ever produced. The show debuted in 1997 and, even though it ran for a mere 26 episodes, it's endured ever since and maintains a loyal following. The show, basically speaking, centers on a rag-tag group of bounty hunters who are on the run from the past, banding together to hunt down the most dangerous criminals in the solar system. Christopher Yost (Thor: Ragnarok) will serve as an executive producer on the series and is set to write the first episode. Netflix has handed out a ten-episode order for the first season.
Shinichiro Watanabe, director of the original anime, is on board as a creative consultant. Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec, Jeff Pinkner, Scott Rosenberg, Marty Adelstein, Becky Clements, Yasuo Miyakawa, Masayuki Ozaki, Shin Sasaki, Tetsu Fujimura and Matthew Weinberg also serve as executive producers. Alex Garcia Lopez (Daredevil, The Punisher) has been tapped to direct the first two episodes. Netflix streaming service has yet to set a premiere date, but odds are we'll see it debut sometime in late 2020. We'll be sure to keep you posted as any further details are made available. Be sure to check out the video for yourself to get a look at Ein.