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As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, it seems that Netflix has given up on their live-action adaptation of fan-favorite space bounty hunting series Cowboy Bebop. The series was released to mixed reviews following its highly watched premiere, with viewer numbers dying down as the show went on.
Cowboy Bebop started as an anime space western directed by Shinichirō Watanabe. It follows the crew of the Bebop as they hunt bounties and wealth across the solar system. It quickly gained praise for its sense of style, its captivating characters, engrossing musical score (featuring the iconic Yoko Kanno), and narrative.
The Netflix adaption starred John Cho as Spike Spiegal, Mustafa Shakir as Jet Black, Daniella Pineda as Faye Valentine, Alex Hassel as Vicious, and Elena Satine as Julia.
The Netflix adaption was meant to stand on its own with a unique new story featuring the fan-favorite characters but found itself repeatedly compared to its anime counterpart.
We were excited to see where it was heading with the introduction of two of the original series characters with the series one finale, but i guess whatever was coming next will have to remain a mystery (unless the series runners ever decide to say more). Some anime fans now have concern over the upcoming live-action One Piece adaption, though the reception to that may be a bit more warm.
As for Cowboy Bebop, we just want to say…
See you space cowboy…