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Netflix Cancels Cowboy Bebop After One Season

Netflix has cancelled the live-action Cowboy Bebop series after only one season. The move comes only two weeks after the show’s 19 November premiere, which was met with a mostly divisive reception by critics and fans. Despite very high viewership in its initial week, the show’s views plummeted in the following week.

As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix has decided to cancel their live-action Cowboy Bebop series. Those hopeful for a second season (which was already teased with a stinger at the end of the first season) unfortunately won’t see it through to the end anymore. The show was adapted from Shinichiro Watanabe’s iconic 90s anime of the same name, though never fully covered its entire narrative.

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The show starred John Cho as Spike Spiegel, a space-faring bounty hunter who traverses the galaxy hunting criminals alongside Jet Black (Mustafa Shakir), the captain of the Bebop ship. They meet a femme fatale Faye Valentine (Daniella Pineda) who joins the crew shortly after. The main storyline of the show, and by extension the anime, largely covered Spike’s history with a crime syndicate and a mysterious criminal figure named Vicious.

The showrunners behind Cowboy Bebop are also currently working with Netflix on another live-action anime adaptation, One Piece. Of course, this has caused fans to become very weary of its future as the same fate could be awaiting One Piece. That said, the main cast of actors does look promising and with an estimated budget of around $10 million per episode, the live-action One Piece series might have a fighting chance if it’s received well enough.

Netflix currently has a few anime adaptations in the works, though the cancellation of Cowboy Bebop does raise a few red flags for its potential and future. In case you missed it, you can read our full thoughts on the first season of the show.

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Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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