Cowboy Bebop, the live-action adaptation, has been canceled by Netflix less than a month after its debut.
Well, that didn’t take long. the live-action anime adaptation was canceled by Netflix after just one season that premiered only a few weeks ago. The initial report is still under development, and it was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter. The show received a lot of criticism for its storytelling and for its “sitcom-like” editing. The cast of cowboy bebop consisted of John Cho as Spike Spiegel, Mustafa Shakir as Jet Black, and Daniella Pineda as Faye Valentine. The show achieved almost 74 million views during its premiere but received a 46% according to Rotten Tomatoes critics and a 54% audience score.
Cowboy Bebop canceled in less than a month
Prior to the series premiere, Daniella Pineda responded back to all the negative feedback her costume got. Her snarky response caused a backlash amongst the fan base, causing Daniella to be viewed as a troublemaker before the show aired its first episode. Netflix is not shying away from the cancel hammer as of lately, so it’s not a huge surprise that the show got canceled but it is a surprise it got canceled this soon after its premiere.
Although Cowboy Bebop was canceled, anime fans have a lot to look forward to. Netflix has a One Piece live-action series, as well as a Yu Yu Hakusho live-action adaptation and a live-action Gundam movie upcoming. The anime version of Cowboy Bebop is still a classic and a must-watch. Too bad it didn’t work out.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter