Netflix Shelves Live-Action Cowboy Bebop After One Season

The decision comes less than three weeks after the show’s Nov 19 debut.

According to reports, Netflix’s live-action adaptation of the anime, Cowboy Bebop, has been canceled after just one season due to disappointing reception.

In April 2020, writer and executive producer Jeff Pinkner had hinted that the show might get a second season.

The live action adaptation has received about 74 million viewing hours so far, but its ratings decreased by 59 percent in the two weeks after its premiere. On the Rotten Tomatoes website, it garnered a 46 percent critics’ average rating and a 54 percent audience rating. 

The 10-episode series debuted on Nov. 19, 2021, on the streaming service.

Netflix and Tomorrow Studios co-produced the series starring John Cho as Spike, Mustafa Shakir as Jet, Daniella Pineda as Faye, Alex Hassell as Vicious, and Elena Satine as Julia.

The Japanese dub included returning voice actors from the original anime’s cast. Yoko Kanno returned to score the music for the series.

Based on the worldwide phenomenon from Sunrise Inc., Cowboy Bebop is the jazz-inspired, genre-bending story of Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, Faye Valentine, and Radical Ed: a rag-tag crew of bounty hunters on the run from their pasts as they hunt down the solar system’s most dangerous criminals. They’ll even save the world…for the right price.

Source: The Hollywood reporter via ANN

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