As part of their Geeked Week Netflix dropped two bits of news about their upcoming live-action Cowboy Bebop series:
- The show is set for release this Autumn (after production was delayed by an on-set injury suffered by star John Cho).
- And arguably the bigger piece of news, legendary composer Yoko Kanno, whose work on the original Cowboy Bebop is just one out of a career of frankly astonishing soundtracks covering a breathtaking variety of genres, is returning to create an all-new score of original music.
Honestly that last bit made me do a little "squee" sound - to this day Cowboy Bebop's music is some of my favourite.
Here is the announce video:
Cowboy Bebop stars John Cho as Spike Spiegel, Daniella Pineda as Faye Valentine, and Mustafa Shakir as Jet Black. It will stream on Netflix internationally this October.