Auckland Celebrates Netflix Global Premiere Of Cowboy Bebop

by Scoop Media — 18 November 2021

In exclusive clip from Cowboy Bebop on Netflix, Faye Valentine gets serious  - CNET

Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland will tomorrow celebrate with fans around the world the premiere of Netflix original series Cowboy Bebop, an action-packed space western brought to life with the help of Auckland’s talented screen industry.

A live-action version of the cult Japanese animated science fiction series of the same name, the 10-episode first season of Cowboy Bebop was filmed at 185 different sets and locations across the region in 186 days, from July 2019 through to March 2021.

A team of screen attraction specialists at the region’s economic and cultural agency Auckland Unlimited (then Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development) and the New Zealand Film Commission helped bring the first Netflix original series to be filmed in New Zealand to the region.

Cowboy Bebop follows the adventures of a ragtag group of bounty hunters chasing down criminals across the solar system. It stars John Cho, Mustafa Shakir, Daniella Pineda, Alex Hassell and Elena Satine, and is a co-production between Netflix and Tomorrow Studios (a partnership between Marty Adelstein and ITV Studios).

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff says, “It’s great that Auckland’s screen industry was able to help make this series a reality. Our screen sector is world-class and brings high-paid, highly skilled jobs to the city as well as creating an international profile for Auckland.

“The sector has a proven track record of attracting international leaders in content production—such as Netflix—to our region. I hope the new Cowboy Bebop series is enjoyed by its many fans in New Zealand and around the world.”

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