The upcoming live-action series Cowboy Bebop on Netflix has added six new members to its main cast. Geoff Stults, Tamara Tunie, Mason Alexander Park, Rachel House, Ann Truong, and Hoa Xuande have joined the previously announced cast comprising of John Cho, Mustafa Shakir, Daniella Pineda, Alex Hassell, and Elena Satine.
Stults (Little Fires Everywhere, 12 Strong) plays Chalmers, who is said to be the epitome of a Western lawman. Tunie (Black Earth Rising, Dietland) plays Ana, the proprietor of the hottest underground bluesy jazz club on Mars. Park (Hedwig and the Angry Inch National Broadway Tour) plays Gren, Ana’s right-hand person. House (Thor Ragnarok, Soul) appears as Mao, capo of the Syndicate’s White Tigers family. Truong (Strikeback!, Hard Target 2) and Xuande (Ronny Chieng: International Student, Top of the Lake) will play Shin and Lin respectively. Shin and Lin serve as Vicious’ twin Syndicate henchman.
Based on the anime series of the same name, Cowboy Bebop is described as the jazz-inspired, genre-bending story of a rag-tag crew of bounty hunters on the run from their pasts, as they hunt down the solar system’s most dangerous criminals. They will even save the world for the right price.
The director of the original series, Shinichiro Watanabe will serve as a consultant on the project. Christopher Yost (Thor: The Dark World, Thor: Ragnarok) will write the first episode and executive produce it. Andre Nemec, Josh Appelbaum, Jeff Pinkner, and Scott Rosenberg of Midnight Radio will serve as executive producers. Nemec and Pinkner are the showrunners. Yasuo Miyakawa, Masayuki Ozaki, and Shin Sasaki of Sunrise will also executive produce along with Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements of Tomorrow Studios, Tim Coddington, Tetsu Fujimura, and Matthew Weinberg.
The series is a co-production between Netflix and Tomorrow Studios; with Netflix handling the physical production.