Netflix has canceled the live-action Cowboy Bebop series after premiering a single season, which premiered on November 19 of this year.
According The Hollywood Reporter, the company will not make another season of the anime adaptation of the sci-fi western. This is so despite the cliffhanger from the end of the first season., which eventually revealed a prominent missing character.
Cowboy Bebop premiered to mixed reviews and, despite garnering nearly 74 million views on its debut, the show’s audience declined in the weeks that followed. In recent years, Netflix has proven to be a much more direct company when it comes to deciding which series to renew and which to cancel.
In this last year, Netflix has also been more transparent when it comes to showing the number of viewers, which sheds light on the success of some series on the platform.
Based on the classic anime, Cowboy Bebop stars John Cho, Mustafa Shakir, and Daniella Pineda as a trio of bounty hunters aboard the Bebop spaceship. The series, like the anime, mixed different genres such as black, police or slapstick. But while the anime is considered a classic, the reception for the live-action series was much warmer.
But Netflix isn’t done with live-action anime adaptations yet. There are still several projects underway, such as the One Piece adaptation, YuYu Hakusho, and a Gundam movie.