Whenever Hollywood adapts an anime into live-action, people often blame the movie of miscasting characters. However, for the live-action Cowboy Bebop series by Netflix, they couldn’t have casted a better Ein. And now, Netflix finally reveals their Ein, which is really an example of perfect casting:
— 🐐🎃 NheX 🦇🔪 (@NXOnNetflix) October 7, 2019
Now that’s a good boy! Kinda makes you wonder how Ein’s actor would play out his character’s intellect, huh? A few months ago, there was a rumour that Netflix was planning to use a Siberian Husky for Ein. Well, since this is the writer and executive producer for the show saying that they’ll be using a Corgi, then that husky rumor is… well… a rumor.
According to Variety, the live-action series will have 10 episodes. And for those worrying that Netflix will screw this up, Cowboy Bebop’s own creator and anime director, Shinichiro Watanabe, will be serving as creative consultant. Also, the guy who wrote the scripts for Thor: The Dark World and Thor: Ragnarok, Chris Yost, is writing the first episode’s script. It was also reported that Alex Garcia Lopez is directing the first two episodes. You can check out the main cast here: https://sgcafe.com/2019/04/netflix-announces-live-action-cowboy-bebop-cast-john-cho-star-spike-spiegel/
The streaming service has gotten plenty of influence in the Japanese animation industry already. These include live-action projects such as adapting Sword Art Online into live-action and anime projects such as the new Ultraman anime, Kakegurui, Fate/Apocrypha, Baki, and many more.
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