No Season 2 for the anime-based sci-fi drama.
December 9, 2021
It is being reported that Netflix has cancelled Cowboy Bebop after just one season. The sad news comes less than three weeks after the release of its 10-episode freshman run, which ultimately garnered a mixed critical reception. Shortly after the news broke, star John Cho posted a seemingly-related meme on Twitter but didn't directly address the cancellation.
Adapted from the Japanese anime series of the same name, the sci-fi drama follows a ragtag crew of bounty hunters as they chase down some of the galaxy's most dangerous criminals. They're willing to save the world - for the right price.
I love John Cho, but he's too old to be spike, but he did an OK job.
Mustafa Shakir did a decent Jet Black
Daniella Pineda did a lousy job as Faye and the actress ruined the whole thing for me before I even watched the show.
The huge deviation from the series? Didn't like or care for it, from the gender-swaps to bringing back characters from the dead to now be alive, it changed the whole thing in a way I just didn't care for and undermined a lot of the motivation of the series. And of course, the ending was entirely re-written since the actual series could never support a season 2.
I knew it was going to be woke and agenda pushing going in, but still, as a fan of the original I wanted to give it a chance. For me, it failed on most levels - I liked what they did at the start of the episodes, I thought the sets and FX were pretty good for the budget they had. John and MS had good chemistry. They tried to do some decent homage and nostalgia, but it wasn't enough.
You obviously don't know how to read. Never said Faye shouldn't be a lesbian. I said it was done in poor taste. If the actress/writers/producers hadn't gotten nasty to the fans about it, just deleted that scene and carried on with Whitney. 'It wouldn't be an issue!!'. Oh, and allowed Faye to have those scenes that made her badass. No. She got 'Shower, Bath, Shower' and a contest of bounty stories with Spike.
If they kept Julia as strong-willed as her anime counterpart and had those scenes with Faye, there could have been a one-sided love affair. Faye had this envy of Julia. Not because Faye was in love with Spike. I think it was more about Julia and Spike's love. It was so deep they were willing to die for it. Faye didn't have that until she was on the Bebop. Spike's departure, it was like that safety net was ripped away. This love was more about family for Faye. She's like 77+ years old, almost everyone she knew is dead.
Unlike you, I wasn't watching for 'shipping relationships' or 'because lgbtq' or 'representation'. I wanted that same nostalgia and excitement of its origins. Not a soap opera.
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