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John Cho reveals new ‘Cowboy Bebop’ trailer, which digs into Spike Spiegel’s past

Bring your own noodles!

By Vanessa Armstrong
Netflix’s live-action adaption of the anime Cowboy Bebop is coming ever closer to its premiere, and the streaming platform held a livestream trailer event today to commemorate the occasion. Fans were treated to some cameos from the show's stars before Netflix released the new trailer below. 

This trailer — the second Netflix has put out — highlighted the relationship between the show's trio of bounty hunters, including how much Spike Spiegel (John Cho) really, really wants to kill Faye Valentine (Daniella Pineda). 

Check it out:

"Whatever happens...happens!" the trailer teases. The video starts out with a noir vibe and hints at Spike's past before focusing on him joining forces with Jet Black (Mustafa Shakir) and Faye Valentine (as well as Ein, the Corgi). 

We see the trio in more fights, including with each other, and are treated to several moments of Spike pointing a gun at Faye, yearning to pull the trigger. 

We also get an inkling of some of the Space Western's political dynamics. "In this solar system, if the cops and bounty hunters don't get ya, the syndicate will," Spike says near the end of the trailer, probably referring to the Red Dragon crime syndicate, a major force in the anime and also part of his past. The syndicate was also entwined with someone Spike loved, something that's also hinted at in the trailer.  

The livestream ended with a never-before-seen clip from the show. In it, we see Spike and Jet first meet everyone's favorite space corgi. 

In addition to Cho, Pindeda, and Shakir, Cowboy Bebop stars Geoff Stults as Chalmers, Tamara Tunie as Ana, Mason Alexander Park as Gren, Rachel House as Mao, Ann Truong and Hao Xuande as Shin and Lin, and Elena Satine as Julia. André Nemec serves as showrunner and executive producer of the series.

All 10 episodes of the live-action Cowboy Bebop adaptation drop on Netflix on Nov. 19, 2021. If you can't wait until then, all 26 episodes of the original anime are currently streaming on the platform.