The live-action series “Cowboy Bebop” has been canceled by Netflix, just three weeks after its launch on the platform.
Unsurprisingly, Netflix will not be granting Season 2 to Cowboy Bebop. The series adapted from the eponymous Japanese anime has indeed been canceled by the platform, barely three weeks after its launch event. A choice justified in large part by the poor reception of the program by the press and the public.
Cowboy Bebop follows the adventures of a trio of bounty hunters set in a dystopian future: Spike Spielgel (John Cho), Jet Black (Mustafa Shakir) and Faye Valentine (Daniella Pineda). On board the Bebop spaceship, everyone will be overtaken by their past, as a formidable enemy emerges from the darkness: Vicious (Alex Hassell), a former ally of Spike who has become a mortal enemy.
Expected as the series that would reconcile fans with live-action adaptations of Japanese manga / anime, Cowboy Bebop unfortunately failed to meet the challenge. We now know that Netflix has high hopes for its One Piece live-action series, which recently started filming.