Netflix's Cowboy Bebop has found its Julia. The Gifted star Elena Satine will join John Cho, Mustafa Shakir, Daniella Pineda and Alex Hassell in the live-action adaptation.
Satine's Julia is described as "a sultry beauty" with "a voice to die for," who "is the dream-like object of Spike Spiegel's desire. She struggles to survive in a violent world."
On The Gifted, Satine played the mutant Dreamer, who could implant and manipulate memories. She also appeared as the Asgardian Lorelei in two Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episodes and as Aquaman's love interest Mera on Smallville. Her past credits include Twin Peaks, Revenge, Magic City and 24: Legacy.
Marvel Netflix director Alex Garcia Lopez will direct the Cowboy Bebop pilot, which was written by executive producer Christopher Yost. Shinichiro Watanabe, who directed the original anime, serves as consultant on the series.
According to the series synopsis,
Based on the worldwide phenomenon from Sunrise Inc., Cowboy Bebop is the jazz-inspired, genre-bending story of Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, Faye Valentine and Radical Ed: a rag-tag crew of bounty hunters on the run from their pasts as they hunt down the solar system’s most dangerous criminals. They’ll even save the world…for the right price.
Originally released in 1998, the futuristic sci-fi series followed a group of bounty hunters known as Cowboys and their strange adventures in space as they attempted to catch various criminals. In the U.S., the show primarily aired in the early '00s on Adult Swim and helped to shape what would later be a huge wave of fandom for anime. The series often had very adult-themed content in it.
Netflix's live-action Cowboy Bebop series does not yet have a release date.