Netflix and corgis
Global phenomenon 90s Japanese anime Cowboy Bepop (カウボーイビバップ Kaubōi Bibappu) first aired on April 3, 2018, and since then evolved into a variety of media platforms such as manga, video games, a film, and now a live-action remake.
Netflix is known for the versatility of genres they offer, sometimes having hit-or-miss anime releases. Having established already a fan base, the producers hope for positive feedback for the comeback show.
Throughout the previous summer, fans would already begin to show concern towards the role of the dog, voicing out that a husky should take part starring Ein the Corgi. This lead to a series of casting issues.
This slight setback leads to the discovery of the perfect Corgi that is the replica of its animated counterpart. The latest release from the Netflix team featured the point of view of the Corgi on its first day of table reading.
Watch the video below:
Other roles include John Cho as Spike, Daniella Pineda as Fay Valentine, Alex Hassel as Vicious, and Mustafa Shakir as pilot Jet Black. Though the cast remains uncompleted as fans wait for whoever plays the role of Ed, Ein’s teenage human sidekick in the series.
Netflix announces a delay in production right after lead star John Cho goes through surgery after having an injury on set. The initial release date was set to be in the second quarter of next year but due to unexpected circumstances scheduled until further notice. The potential release is date falls in the summer of 2021.
Live-action remakes do not usually spark up the audience’s interest due to past failures of some. Such as beforementioned news of a husky playing Ein but luckily, they avoided that by sticking with the original Welsh Corgi.
Video from Netflix via Youtube