The upcoming live-action adaption for Cowboy Bebop had fans ecstatic when it first revealed, but the wait will be a bit longer than anticipated. John Cho’s on set knee injury will further push the plan back almost a year.
According to multiple sources, the unfortunate injury occurred on the final take of a well rehearsed scene. It accident was so critical that Cho flew from New Zealand back to Los Angeles almost immediately for surgery and extensive rehabilitation. The new schedule hasn’t been set yet, but they’ll likely consider the time after Cho’s health is settled. In the meanwhile, the production shutdown appears to delay for about seven to nine months.
Naturally, fans around the world have taken the liberty of sending their regards. The Netflix spokesperson has also made an official statement in stating, “Our thoughts are with John, and he has our complete support as he recuperates from this injury.” Despite all the rising concerns out there, John Cho seems nonchalant about the whole ordeal. He posted on Instagram thanking all for the well wishes– “[he’ll] he back soon and flowing in no time!”
Cowboy Bebop is a space western by Tomorrow Studios and a worldwide phenomenon starring the jazz inspired story of Spike Spiegal (Cho). He’s a careless bounty hunter with an impossibly uncool style and a handle for guns. The original episodic series features a ragtag crew hunting for criminals and bouncing between worlds in exploration of adventure, philosophy, and stylish action. Now a co-production between Netflix and Tomorrow studios, Cowboy Bebop, largely considered one of the best anime of all time, will reach a whole new audience in the West.