Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop Explores Characters’ ‘Deeper Stories’
Cowboy Bebop showrunner André Nemec explains why the Netflix adaptation is not an exact copy of the anime.
Cowboy Bebop Showrunner André Nemec explained why the live-action series will not be an exact replica of the anime and instead flesh out the characters and their stories.
“I promise we’ll never take the original anime away from the purists. It will always exist there,” Nemec said. Weekly entertainment. “But I’m very excited about the stories we’re telling. I think we’ve done a really good job not violating the cannon in any direction, but just offering a few more glimpses of the world that has already been created.”
“We figured out who the live-action characters were going to be,” Nemec continued. “I think the poetic nature of the anime absolutely allowed us to explore the archetypal nature of the characters and dig deeper stories that we wanted to explore – and answer some of the questions the anime leaves you. just thinking about remaking the anime will leave an audience hungry for something they’ve seen before. The anime did an amazing job. We don’t need to serve the exact same meal. I think that would have been disappointing. if we had. “
Nemec specifically explained how series frontman John Cho’s Spike Spiegel will benefit from the approach.
“If you really break him down in the anime, he’s a heartbroken cowboy who really enjoys throwing guns and pretending that everything is fine, but there is something wrong,” said Nemec. “As much as it was like, ‘Let’s go hunting for the Spike Spiegel one-liners’, there must be a real person underneath.”
The showrunner explained how the original show’s animation style offered so much detail in terms of vibe and environment, but it didn’t always reveal the elements beneath the characters’ surface and what they were feeling.
“In terms of the animation style, I found that there was a limit to where I could go with how the character was supposed to behave from moment to moment,” said Nemec. “I had to blend in with my own thoughts and ultimately relied heavily on our scripts.”
Reactions to the casting and first look at the Cowboy Bebop the characters have been mixed up, but it remains to be seen how the final version will hold up against the iconic anime.
The Netflix adaptation of Cowboy Bebop arrives November 19.
Source: Weekly entertainment
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