Cowboy Bepop: John Cho didn’t know how famous the anime was

Cowboy Bebop is Netflix’s live-action series inspired by the famous anime. The actor cast for the lead role Spike Spiegel, the leader and ex-assassin of the Red Dragon, is John Cho.

John Cho, in a recent interview, confessed that he does not know the anime. For this reason, when he was offered the role, he had no idea that he was about to become the protagonist of the television adaptation of one of the most popular anime.

The confession of John Cho

John Cho he confessed, in an interview with Vulture, who had no idea how famous the anime was Cowboy Bebop but that he was impressed by the script of the first episode of the live-action. Only then did he look at the original anime, finding it one of the most unique entertainment products he had ever seen.

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This is the answer of John Cho when asked if he was a fan of the anime:

I was not. The first thing I read and fell in love with was our script for the first episode, which I thought was really brilliant, and I thought, what the hell is this thing? And then I studied the anime and thought it was the most unique entertainment product I’ve seen in a long time: the combination of genres, characters, music. I called Aneesh Chaganty, who ran Searching, to talk about it. “Do you know of a show called Cowboy Bebop? I have this offer to make an adaptation of this anime ”. I remember he said to me, “You have to do it.” I didn’t realize how big a deal it was

About Cowboy Bebop

The Netflix series will be developed by André Nemec and written by Christopher Yost while the director of the original Cowboy Bepop, Shinichiro Watanabe, will be involved in the project as a consultant while showrunners and executive producers will be Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec, Jeff Pinkner e Scott Rosenberg by Midnight Radio.

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Here is the synopsis of the series:

Spike Spiegel, a former Red Dragon affiliate, and his partner Jet Black, a former ISSP investigator, are two bounty hunters who travel from planet to planet in search of criminals aboard their spaceship: the Bebop. Over the course of their adventures, unwittingly, the two are joined by three new companions: the hyper-intelligent Welsh Corgi Pembroke Ein, the provocative scammer stalked by creditors Faye Valentine and the eccentric and brilliant preteen hacker Radical Edward.

John Cho He will play Spike Spiegel, the leader and ex-assassin of the Red Dragon. Spiegel is now a cowboy (a bounty hunter) who travels alongside his partner and former cop Jet (Mustafa Shakir from Luke Cage), trying to capture all bounties with Jeet Kune Do charms, charisma and hits. The two of course will not be alone: ​​there will also be Faye Valentine (Daniella Pineda from Jurassic World: The Lost Kingdom), while the villain will be Vicious, played by Alex Hassell (Suburbicon). Other interpreters are Geoff Stults (Little Fires Everywhere, 12 Strong) who will be Chalmers, Tamara Tunie who plays Ana, Mason Alexander Park (Hedwig And The Angry Inch National Broadway Tour) who plays Gren, Rachel House (Thor Ragnarok, Soul) in the role of Mao and finally Ann Truong (Strikeback!, Hard Target 2) e Hoa Xuande (Ronny Chieng: International Student, Top Of The Lake) respectively Shin & Lin.

Retrieve the film Cowboy Bebop the Movie: Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door available on Amazon!

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