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Here's What John Cho Wants From A Potential Second Season Of Cowboy Bebop

As with any remake of a beloved franchise, the announcement of Netflix's live-action adaptation of "Cowboy Bebop" was met with skepticism. The original "Cowboy Bebop," which is a masterful blend of the science fiction, western, and noir genres, is one of the most acclaimed anime series of all time. Many fans were left wondering why Netflix would even attempt to tackle the series, knowing the limitations of switching from animation to live-action.

Following its release, "Cowboy Bebop" received mixed to mostly negative reviews. A critic for the New York Times detailed the changes between the two shows, writing, "All of that begs a comparison that the show itself can't live up to, and shouldn't have to. But in its resolute ordinariness, the main value of this new 'Bebop' would be to drive you back to watch the old one."

Despite the negative reviews, however, not everyone hated the new "Cowboy Bebop." One VICE writer embraced the show for what it was, arguing, "It's not High Art, and I wouldn't necessarily even call it 'Good.' But in its best moments, Netflix Bebop is a truly unhinged remix that puts classic characters through a nostalgic funhouse mirror you can't look away from."

Though Season 1 just hit Netflix, many viewers are already wondering whether or not a second season will happen. With that in mind, John Cho — who portrays bounty hunter Spike Spiegel on the show — recently revealed what he would like to see in Season 2 of "Cowboy Bebop."

John Cho wants to shake things up with Season 2

While Season 2 of "Cowboy Bebop" has yet to be confirmed, actor John Cho ("Searching") spoke to Screen Rant about what he's hoping will happen next. "I hope to get weirder and darker," he said. "I always hope that for some reason."

Season 1 ended with an admittedly dark twist that left fans with more questions than answers, perfectly setting itself up for another 10 episodes. However, Cho said that he would like to see his character get a more uplifting story arc. "This season was rough for him. I did feel a lot of sympathy pangs for him," he said. "So I hope he has a moment of happiness. I predict that it will be a tough road, again."

Of course, the road to shooting "Cowboy Bebop" was rough for Cho himself. Filming had to delay after he tore his ACL on-set, and by the time he had recovered enough to return, the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted their shooting schedule. Against all odds, the series made it through, and Cho doesn't want to see it end. He explained that he has an "abstract" vision for another season. "If [Season 1] was verse, chorus, verse, chorus, I'd like to hit the middle eight and do a little something unusual and unexpected," he teased.