Actress Daniella Pineda has announced that she has completed her portion of work on Netflix’s upcoming live-action adaptation of the anime series Cowboy Bebop.
Pineda broke the news via Instagram where she posted a selfie with a caption that read: “Season 1 of COWBOY BEBOP is finally finished.”
Known for her roles in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and the TBS comedy series The Detour, Pineda’s casting was announced in April 2019. She will play lead character Faye Valentine, a con artist who joins the ragtag bounty hunter crew of the spaceship Bebop.
The original Japanese anime series ran for 26 episodes between 1998 and 1999. An english language dub premiered in the United States in 2001 as a part of Cartoon Network’s nighttime programming block Adult Swim. A feature-length anime film debut in Japan in 2001 and in the United States in 2003.
The series follows bounty hunter Spike Spiegel and his ex-cop sidekick Jet Black as they travel the solar system working from bounty to bounty. Actors John Cho and Mustafa Shakir play the live-action incarnations of Spike and Jet, respectively.
Netflix picked up a 10-episode season for Cowboy Bebop in November 2018. While the series was expected to debut in 2020, an on-set injury to Cho and the COVID-19 pandemic delayed principal photography. The series is now expected to premiere sometime in 2021.