As we well know the Netflix adaption of the popular anime series, Cowboy Bebop has been canceled just after the month of its debut. This is not shocking given that most anime or video game adaptions tend to fail – unlike Arcane and Hellbound. It’s just not easy to replicate the same feel and vibe in a live-action that the anime has in it. Furthermore, there’s a huge pressure to live up to the expectations of the fandom. Cowboy Bebop by Netflix didn’t get much appreciation and wasn’t generally a hit. However, in our opinion, it wasn’t that bad either! Especially, not bad enough to be canceled just after the first season.
Well, there is a reason that shows get canceled on Netflix. The streaming service has viewership criteria according to which the first month of the show is very important for its future. If a TV show is not watched a lot in the first month or is watched a lot but views start to decline significantly within a month, Netflix has no choice but to not renew the show. As for the next seasons, Netflix has to pay more for the production. This is exactly what happened with Cowboy Bebop’s live-action adaption.
Now that the show is canceled, let’s see what the cast of Cowboy Bebop has to say regarding the cancellation. Speaking of the cast, I must say that I really liked the cast and really appreciate all the effort they put into capturing almost the same vibe as anime. Hadn’t it been their bad luck, the show had some potential for the future.
Nonetheless, the following is the cast’s reaction:
Daniella Pineda (Faye)
Daniella who portrayed Faye Valentine hasn’t stated anything regarding Cowboy Bebop cancellation, however, she posted on her Instagram a picture of beer glasses clinking going absolutely wrong that shows her utmost disgust.
Update: The previously attached Instagram post is no longer available.
John Cho (Spike)
Similarly, the other lead actor John Cho playing Spike himself didn’t say anything about the bad news. He too posted on social media to describe his current state. Instead of Instagram, Cho tweeted a GIF of Richard Burke from Friends TV show that mentions “I’m Okay.” (We feel you, Cho!)
Mustafa Shakir (Jet)
Unlike his fellow cast members, Mustafa had words to share. In his Instagram post the actor stated the following:
“What a cool opportunity right?! I got to play Jet Black! I’ll never not be him..so to speak. That’s badass to me. @netflix went balls to wall for us in order to get it done. They really looked out for us when shit hit the fan. 👏🏿👏🏿 but at the end of the day business is business and this was a big ship that needed a lot of fuel. Maybe the “haters” and the critics got us maybe it wasn’t as good as we thought. 🤷🏾♂️ all I know is we got this done under the craziest conditions and I’m proud of what we did. Thank you for dreaming with us. See you space cowboys🦾🤠🔥🚀✨
He also tweeted a GIF of Cowboy Bebop anime on his Twitter.
Elena Satine (Juila)
Finally, the actress playing Julia, Elena Satine reacted by posting on her Instagram a still of her in Julia character with the caption “Goodnight Julia 🥀”.
Well, that’s all regarding the cast of Cowboy Bebop reacting to the cancellation. It should be noted that whether someone like the show or not, we should still be respectful in our opinions as evidently, it has been hard news for the cast and for the whole team behind the project. Let’s hope their future projects get successful.
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