Less than a month after the launch of season 1 of “Cowboy Bebop”, Netflix has decided on the future of the series. The adaptation of the cult anime will not be entitled to a season 2 and is already canceled.
Cowboy Bebop, a season and then go
On November 19, Netflix launched the live series Cowboy Bebop. Adapted from an animated series, it features a group of bounty hunters traveling in their ship: the Bebop. If the anime is a great success on all levels, its live version has failed to rise to its level. In fact, in addition to fairly mixed reviews, the audiences of Cowboy Bebop on Netflix have probably not been satisfactory since, according to Deadline, the platform finally decided not to continue the show after season 1. A decision that comes very early. As the American media specifies, Netflix generally waits 28 days after a launch to renew or not a program. But this time it only took about twenty days.
If Netflix preferred not to renew Cowboy Bebop for a season 2, it is largely for series costs. This is largely filmed in New Zealand and season 1 was, in addition, well behind schedule following the injury of actor John Cho.
A season 2 was however envisaged
However, this cancellation may be slightly surprising. Indeed, during the production of season 1, the producer and screenwriter Jeff Pancher evoked the possibilities for a season 2. For his part, the showrunner André Nemec also spoke of several ideas for season 2. The author seemed confident to continue developing his story, but Netflix decided otherwise.
Finally, remember that season 1 ended with the appearance of an important character from the anime: the hacker Ed. Finally this one will only have the right to a few seconds in its live version.
Faced with this announcement, the performers of Cowboy Bebop were quick to react. We can easily imagine their disappointment, starting with John Cho, Spike’s interpreter. The latter contented himself with posting a gif of Tom Selleck in Friends saying “I’m fine“.
For her part Daniella Pineda, who plays Faye, went there rather ironic photo. While Elena Satine posted an image of her character Julia accompanied by a “Good night Julia“.
Cowboy Bebop is therefore over. But if you want to stay in this universe, we advise you to discover the anime which is available on Netflix.