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Live-action Cowboy Bebop production halts after on-set injury

Netflix had ony just revealed the beginning of production on its live-action Cowboy Bebop when disaster struck. John Cho, who is playing Spike Spiegel, injured his knee in what the streaming service called a “freak accident” when speaking to Deadline Hollywood on the matter.

Filming is expected to restart in seven to nine months’ time, as Cho will require surgery followed by extensive rehab. Netflix have stated it is only happy to resume production once the actor is well enough to return to the role.

That means it will be at least late spring 2020 before the adaptation of Shinichiro Watanabe’s celebrated space western starts up again. We wish Cho all the best in his recovery, because we’re as eager as anyone to see what he’s made of the character of Spike.

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Otaku blogger, mum and hyper-pixie of the cosmic realms. Might have made that last part up. Or did I?

3 Comments on Live-action Cowboy Bebop production halts after on-set injury

  1. He needs surgery and rehab, and they also need to work around all the commitments the cast and crew have, too. Poor John, and poor Cowboy Bebop.

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  2. David Boone (moonhawk81) // October 22, 2019 at 00:35 // Reply

    It’s an omen. . .the anime gods saying: “Stop the desecration!!!”

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Juan Martinez // October 28, 2019 at 03:21 // Reply

    He really looks like Spike, lol. Hoping for a fast recovery!

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