Netflix has canceled its live-action adaptation of the Cowboy Bebop series after only one season.
Throughout 2021, Netflix continuously promoted the live-action adaptation of the Cowboy Bebop series. Fans were divided on the promotional material though most seemed to be leaning more positively towards the end. Then the series was released and only managed to piss fans off.
The series was poorly received by critics, and currently holds a 46% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a 47 Metacritic score. Fans of the original anime were not particularly kind either who noted how much more cartoonish the live-action series was than the original series. In the wake of this reception, Netflix has opted not to move forward with a second season.
According to Variety, Netflix has officially canceled Cowboy Bebop after one season. This will not be the last anime adaption the streaming services produce, however. A live-action adaptation of One Piece and Pokemon are in development though a release date for either series has yet to be announced.
Here is the synopsis for Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop:
“Cowboy Bebop is an action-packed space Western about three bounty hunters, aka cowboys, all trying to outrun the past. As different as they are deadly, Spike Spiegel (John Cho), Jet Black (Mustafa Shakir), and Faye Valentine (Daniella Pineda) form a scrappy, snarky crew ready to hunt down the solar system’s most dangerous criminals — for the right price. But they can only kick and quip their way out of so many scuffles before their pasts finally catch up with them.”
Cowboy Bepop is written by Christoper Yost and stars John Cho, Mustafa Shakir, Daniella Pineda, Alex Hassell, Elena Satine, and Rachel House. Stay tuned for all the latest news surrounding the series and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.