Cowboy Bebop is not returning for a second season. Netflix has canceled the live-action re-imagining of the anime series, per Deadline.
Starring John Cho, Mustafa Shakir, and Daniella Pined, the series premiered its first season on November 19th. The science-fiction series follows a group of misfit bounty hunters as they search for the galaxy’s worst criminals across the Solar System on the Bebop spaceship.
The series dealt with delays on its way to the streaming service. An on-set injury for Cho set back the production almost nine months. Once the series hit Netflix, it received criticism from both viewers and critics.
Here are some reactions from members of the cast and one of the show’s executive producers, Javier Grillo-Marxuach.
A joy to work on this with you ❤️
— Mason Alexander Park (@MasonAPark) December 9, 2021
— John Cho (@JohnTheCho) December 10, 2021
What do you think? Did you watch Cowboy Bebop on Netflix? Did you want to see a second season?
Damn. It was SO much better than the chunky, clunky anime cartoon. This live action version was actually watchable…and fun!
I sure am glad our message got through and we got this show iced!
I didn’t see the original anime version. But I thought the live action version was imaginative and entertaining. I would gladly have welcomed a second season.
I think this show got too much hate than it derserved.
I am delighted that this abomination has been cancelled after 1 season.
Good, I’m glad it was axed, this show stinks and it disrespects the origianl anime :p
The anime is my favorite anime of all time and I’ve not seen the live action adaptation so I can’t say anything about its quality. Its cancellation is unexpected though, even given the reception it got. Tons of respect to John Cho though for his commitment to the role of Spike because he blew out his knee while playing him, and I’d wish that on no one.