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Netflix's Cowboy Bebop: Who Plays Vicious? Character and Actor Explained

Here's everything you need to know about Vicious from Cowboy Bebop.

By Shivam Gulati

August 23, 2021

After being tight-lipped for years, Netflix finally announced the release date of the live-action Cowboy Bebop series. The creators also revealed some photos of the upcoming show. And ever since the show’s first look came out, fans want to know which actor plays Vicious in the live-action adaptation.

Cowboy Bebop is an upcoming American live-action series based on a Japanese anime series of the same name. The show follows the journey of a Bounty Hunting crew traveling across the solar system on their spaceship, ‘Bebop.’ The anime series debuted in Japan in April 1998 and featured a total of 26 episodes.

Developed by André Nemec and Jeff Pinkner, the first season of ‘Cowboy Bebop‘ live-action series will feature 10 episodes. And the entire community is eagerly waiting to find out if the Netflix show would live up to the anime’s reputation.

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Who Plays Vicious in Netflix’s Cowboy Bibop series?

According to Netflix’s official announcement, English actor Alex Hassell is taking on the role of Vicious in the Cowboy Bebop live-action series. The actor is known for his incredible work in several Tv shows, including his portrayal of Translucent in The Boys.

Alex will star alongside John Cho (Spike Spiegel), Elina Satine (Julia), Mustafa Shakir (Jet Black), and Daniella Pineda (Faye Valentine).

Who is Vicious?

SPOILERS: This section contains spoilers from the Cowboy Bebop anime series

Vicious is the main antagonist in the Cowboy Bebop anime series. He is the Red Dragon Crime syndicate’s leader and was once a friend of Spike Spiegel, the story’s protagonist. However, he chose to become Spike’s enemy after they fall in love with the same woman, Julia.

Things turn ugly when Vicious catches Julia and Spike together. And eventually, he becomes the reason why Spike leaves the Syndicate by faking his own death. Also, because of his cunning and betraying nature, Vicious is referred to as a venomous snake.

Cowboy Bebop Release Date

Recently, Netflix released some photos from the sets of Cowboy Bebop. Of course, every photo looks amazing enough to get us exciting for the show’s release.

The creators also confirmed that the show would finally premiere on November 19th, 2021. So, it’s best to mark that date in your calendar if you want to binge-watch all 10 episodes as soon as the show releases.

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Shivam Gulati
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Shiv is a video game enthusiast who loves exploring everything happening in the gaming community. He enjoys competitive games in particular, even though he loses most of the time. He is an entertainment and gaming reporter at DualShockers.

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