‘Cowboy Bebop’ cast | NICOLA DOVE/NETFLIX

Netflix has canceled its live-action adaptation of the Cowboy Bebop anime. The show, starring Jon Cho as Spike Spiegel, will not be renewed for a second season according to The Hollywood Reporter. Though a lot of shows on Netflix are not renewed, The Hollywood Reporter alluded to the show’s poor reception as the reason for its abrupt cancellation.

Reviews of Cowboy Bebop generally criticized the show’s weak pacing and cheap-looking costumes and sets while it also failed to capture the essence of what made the 1996 anime one of the best examples of the genre. The Verge’s Andrew Webster said the show eventually grew on him after failing in the first episodes while I, a Cowboy Bebop superfan, thought the show took some weird, but…

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