Whatever happens, happens. Deadline reports Tamara Tunie and five more actors have joined Netflix’s live action Cowboy Bebop reboot!
In addition to As the World Turns alumni Tunie, Geoff Stults, Mason Alexander Park, Rachel House, Ann Truong and Hoa Xuande are all part of the main cast. Tunie will portray Ana. She owns Mars, the top underground blues jazz night club. She may be a mother figure to Spike (John Cho), but she does not take anyone’s crap.
Park plays Ana’s minion, Gren. The duo control the front of the house at Mars. Gren has the looks, as well as the smarts to keep everything on the right track. He and Ana can charm and shoot their way out of just about anything.
Stults steps into the role of Western detective, Chalmers. He’s as cocky as you can imagine. Not to mention he’s dating his former boss, Jet Black’s (Mustafa Shakir), ex-wife. In contrast, House will be Mao, the head of the White Tigers crime family. She is a deadly chameleon with both street and business acumen. She has a blue collar background, but it pales comparison to her true nature.
Lastly, Truong and Xuande become Vicious’ (Alex Hassell) twin henchemen, Shin and Lin. While they fear their boss, they are also extremely loyal. The two will do anything to rid the world of Vicious’ arch enemy Spike Spiegel.
André Nemec and Jeff Pinkner serve as showrunners and executive producers. Christopher Yost will pen the first episode. Original anime director, Shinichiro Watanabe, is a consultant for the series.
Cowboy Bebop tells the story of a crew of bounty hunters as they travel in their spaceship the Bebop. The series ran for 26 episodes on Japanese TV in 1997 and 1998. The series eventually made it to Cartoon Network in 2001, and the rest is history.