Netflix axes anime adaptation ‘Cowboy Bebop’ after one season

Cowboy Bebop

Netflix has cancelled Cowboy Bebop less than a month since its debut on the streamer.

The show, from ITV Studios-backed Tomorrow Studios, was a live-action adaptation of the Japanese anime of the same name, which had already been turned into a 2001 animation movie.

It starred John Cho, Mustafa Shakir and Daniella Pineda as three bounty hunters operating in space and trying to track down the most dangerous criminals in the universe.

André Nemec was showrunner, while the original anime’s art director Shinichiro Watanabe was attached as consultant.

However, that could not stop the show being axed by Netflix after just one season following a negative critic reception, following its debut on 19 November.

The streamer revealed a week later that it had the sixth most-watched English-language show on the service over the past seven days, attracting 21,630,000 viewing hours.

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