Cowboy Bebop On Netflix Delayed 7 Months As John Cho Sidelined With Injury

If you’ve been looking forward to the live-action adaptation of the iconic Japanese animated series Cowboy Bebop on Netflix, prepare for an even lengthier wait.

Its lead star, John Cho, will be sidelined with an on-set injury while filming in New Zealand, and will be out of action for the next 7 – 9 months, says Deadline.


While it is not clear as to the exact cause of Cho’s injury, it is believed that it was a major blunder during a scene that was actually rehearsed multiple times. Cho was then flown back to Los Angeles to undergo surgery, and then a prolonged recovery.

The 47-year-old went on social media to express his heartfelt thanks to fans who wished him well, quoting Bruce Lee’s iconic “Water can flow or it can crash” line from Longstreet.

The Star Trek and Searching star is still set to play as Spike Speigel in Cowboy Bebop, with Netflix still in full support of Cho’s involvement in the 10-episode limited series.

Starring alongside Cho will be Alex Hassle (The Boys) as Vicious, Daniella Pineda (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom) as Faye Valentine, Elena Satine (Twin Peaks) as Julia, and Mustafa Shakir (Luke Cage) as Jet Black.

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