John Cho, Star Trek Beyond‘s Sulu, will star in Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop.
Cowboy Bebop is “the jazz-inspired, genre-bending story of a ragtag crew of bounty hunters on the run from their pasts as they hunt down the solar system’s most dangerous criminals,” working from their spaceship, Bebop.”
Cho will take on the role of Spike Spiegel, “an impossibly cool ‘cowboy’ (bounty hunter) with a deadly smile, a wry wit and style to spare. He travels the solar system with his ex-cop partner, Jet, pursuing the future’s most dangerous bounties with a combination of charm, charisma — and deadly Jeet Kune Do.”
Jet Black will be played by Mustafa Shakir. Jet Black is “one of the few honest cops in the solar system before an ultimate betrayal robbed him of all that he loved, forcing him into a vagabond life of hunting bounties to put food on the table. Jet is an inveterate jazz enthusiast and captain of the Bebop”
Others in the cast include Daniella Pineda, who will play Faye Valentine, “an amnesiac thief and con artist;” and Alex Hassel, who will play Vicious, “Spiegel’s ex-partner who is now out to kill him.”
Source: The Hollywood Reporter