It has been a long time since we got any updates on Netflix's live-action adaptation of Cowboy Bebop but it looks like we finally have some good news. The upcoming series is scheduled to resume production this week and there's a good chance that John Cho will finally be back to continue filming as Spike Spiegel.
The announcement comes from Deadline, which confirms several projects will resume production in New Zealand. This includes Amazon's Lord of the Rings series, Sweet Tooth, and Netflix's Cowboy Bebop. The adaptation of the popular anime is already expected to start filming on September 30, almost a year since production was halted due to Cho's knee injury.
This is great news for fans who have been waiting for Cowboy Bebop since last year. The show had to slow down on production after Cho was injured and had to take a long break as he recuperates. Although it has not yet been confirmed whether Cho will be joining the cast and crew in New Zealand this week, there's a good chance that the Star Trek actor is now fully healed and will be back in action within the next few weeks. Stay tuned for more updates on this story.
The series adaptation of Cowboy Bebop will also star Mustafa Shakir as Jet Black, Daniella Pineda as Faye Valentine, Elena Satine as Julia, and Alex Hassell as Vicious. The show has not yet been given an official release date but could premiere on Netflix by 2021.