Earlier today, Netflix announced the cancellation of its live-action adaptation of Cowboy Bebop, and the reactions to this news are as mixed as the reviews of the show itself, and fans are wondering if Netflix's upcoming live-action adaptation of popular anime shows like Yu Yu Hakusho, One Piece, and Avatar The Last Airbender will suffer the same fate. Now, lead actor John Cho shared a brief response to the cancellation.
Cho, who plays the bounty hunter Spike Spiegel, took it to Twitter to share a succinct response, choosing to post a gift shortly after Netflix announced that Cowboy Bebop won't be returning for a second season. Cho shared a gif taken from a scene from Friends, simply saying, "I'm okay" in bold capitals. However, the actor hasn't released a statement saying anything more.
Netflix's cancellation of its live-action Cowboy Bebop series comes less than a month after the show debuted on the streaming service on Nov. 19. The show was cancelled due to its poor reception from both fans and critics. Even before Cowboy Bebop premiered on Netflix, the early reception from critics had been mixed, and some fans of the original 1999 anime series criticized the changes made in the live-action series.
Adapted from the anime of the same title, Cowboy Bebop is a neo-noir space western that follows a gang of bounty hunters as they hunt down criminals in the year 2171. According to Netflix's stats, the series reached a cumulative total of 74 million hours watched since it premiered. However, viewership of the series dropped significantly by 59% in its second week.
Cho's co-star Daniella Pineda, who plays Faye Valentine in the show, also shared her reaction to Netflix's cancellation on Instagram.
Unfortunately, there are still unresolved plot lines by the end of Cowboy Bebop Season 1. Hopefully, the series will be revived just like how Netflix's Sense8 was revived with a movie to conclude the series following its cancellation. You can always check for Cowboy Bebop Season 2 confirmation status here.