Offbeat space western Cowboy Bebop will not see a season two on Netflix. The live-action adaptation of an anime series, Cowboy Bebop premiered Nov. 19.
The show is about a rag-tag crew of bounty hunters on the run from their pasts as they chase down the solar system’s most dangerous criminals. John Cho portrayed Spike Spiegel, a bounty hunter known in show parlance as a “cowboy.” Mustafa Shakir and Daniella Pineda are also in the cast.
There are 10 episodes.
Reviews have been so-so. “Cowboy Bebop ends up being hit and miss, rising above its live-action peers while offering up its own disappointments,” said the New York Times.
Executive producers are Andre Nemec, Josh Appelbaum, Jeff Pinkner and Scott Rosenberg of Midnight Radio; Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements of Tomorrow Studios; Yasuo Miyakawa, Masayuki Ozaki and Shin Sasaki of Sunrise Inc; Tetsu Fujimura and Matthew Weinberg.
Netflix first ordered the project in 2018. ■
Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.
The smarter way to stay on top of broadcasting and cable industry. Sign up below.
Thank you for signing up to Broadcasting & Cable. You will receive a verification email shortly.
There was a problem. Please refresh the page and try again.