The live-action series “Cowboy Bebop” has been cancelled by streaming service Netflix. The decision comes after the first season of the show debuted on the streaming service on November 19 to mixed reviews, according to Variety.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 10-episode show was an official version of the popular Japanese science fiction anime of the same name.
Working from their starship, Bebop, it was characterized as “the jazz-inspired, genre-bending saga of a ragtag band of bounty hunters on the run from their pasts as they hunt down the solar system’s most dangerous criminals.”
John Cho played Spike Spiegel, Mustafa Shakir played Jet Black, and Daniella Pineda played Faye Valentine in “Cowboy Bebop.”
Julia was played by Elena Satine, and Vicious was played by Alex Hassell. Andre Nemec was the showrunner and executive producer, along with Jeff Pinkner, Josh Appelbaum, Scott Rosenberg, Marty Adelstein, Becky Clements, Makoto Asanuma, Shin Sasaki, Masayuki Ozaki, Tim Coddington, Tetsu Fujimura, Michael Katleman, Matthew Weinberg, and Christophe Yost.
Shinichiro Watanabe, the director of the original anime series, served as a consultant on the project, and Yoko Kanno, the original composer, returned for the live-action version.