Cowboy Bebop cancelled by Netflix after one season

Cowboy Bebop, Netflix, cancelled

It looks like Spike Spiegel (John Cho), Jet Black (Mustafa Shakir), and Faye Valentine (Daniella Pineda) have hunted their last bounty. THR has reported that Netflix has cancelled Cowboy Bebop after a single season. The live-action adaptation of the iconic anime series was heavily hyped but didn’t exactly enjoy the best reception upon its release just three weeks ago.

Although Cowboy Bebop got off to a good start in terms of viewership with close to 74 million viewing hours worldwide, it fell nearly 59% for the week of November 29th-December 5th. Combined with the lackluster reviews and high cost, it’s understandable why Netflix decided to cancel the series. The action-packed space Western followed three bounty hunters 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,” reads the official synopsis. “But they can only kick and quip their way out of so many scuffles before their pasts finally catch up with them.

Cowboy Bebop showrunner André Nemec is likely disappointed by the news of the cancellation, particularly as he had “big plans” for a second season.

If Ted Sarandos comes by, you tell him I got big plans for season two. We definitely know where we want to go, and I’m excited that we get to tell those stories. Fingers crossed that we get more Cowboy Bebop.

Despite the mixed reviews, our own Alex Maidy was pretty enthusiastic about Cowboy Bebop. “I could not get through these ten episodes fast enough but there are one of the most rewatchable Netflix series I can remember,” Maidy wrote in his review. “This series is non-stop fun that is going to be as much fun for young viewers as it will be for long-time fans of the original series.“ How do you feel about Cowboy Bebop being cancelled?

Source: THR

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