Elena Satine cast as Julia in Netflix’s live-action Cowboy Bebop series

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

Cowboy Bebop, Elena Satine, Netflix

Netflix has added THE GIFTED actress Elena Satine to the cast of their live-action COWBOY BEEBOP series. The highly-anticipated adaptation stars SEARCHING actor John Cho as Spike Spiegel, Alex Hassell as Vicious, Daniella Pineda as Faye Valentine, and Mustafa Shakir as Jet Black. Satine will star as Julia in the space Western sci-fi action vehicle, which is based on the Japanese animated television series created by Hajime Yatate.

COWBOY BEEBOP first arrived on the anime scene in May of 1998, as part of a Sunrise production. Directed by Shinichiro Watanabe, with scripts written by Keiko Nobumoto and characters designs by Toshihiro Kawamoto, the series follows the action-packed adventures of Spike Spiegel and a group of bounty hunter misfits aboard the galaxy-faring spaceship, the Bebop, in the year 2071. Hailed as a classic series among anime fans new and old, COWBOY BEBOP has remained a must-see animated adventure alongside other projects the likes of AKIRA, NEON GENESIS EVANGELION, and FULL METAL ALCHEMIST, among others.

Though COWBOY BEBOP is filled with memorable characters, Julia is often hailed as one of the most enigmatic among the bunch. Once romantically involved with Vicious, Julia eventually finds herself falling for Spike, as she struggles to survive a violent world filled with killers and shady organizations.

Josh ApplebaumAndre Nemec, Jeff Pinkner and Scott Rosenberg will all serve as showrunners for Netflix's COWBOY BEBOP. Additionally, the group will also executive produce with Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements of Tomorrow Studios. Meanwhile, Yasuo Miyakawa, Masayuki Ozaki, and Shin Sasaki of Sunrise Inc; Tetsu Fujimura and Matthew Weinberg will also act as executive producers. Film and comic book scribe Chris Yost will write the first episode as well as executive produce. Furthermore, as a way of adding authenticity to the show, Shinichiro Watanabe, director of the original anime, will consult on the live-action endeavor.

Are you excited for Netflix's interpretation of COWBOY BEBOP? Or do you think the streamer should leave the classic series as it is? Let us know what you think about that, as well as Satine's casting in the comments section below.

Source: Deadline

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Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a JoBlo.com editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He started with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, before launching the companion YouTube series Animation Movies Revisited. He's also the host of the Talking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio show focusing on comic books, film, music, and more. You'll rarely catch him without headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.