TV - Movies
The Real Reason
Netflix's
Cowboy Bebop
Was Canceled
By ALEXANDER BILLET
Netflix's live-action adaptation of the beloved anime "Cowboy Bebop" was a serious disappointment. So, it wasn't a surprise when the show was canceled only three weeks after the series premiere.
Netflix balanced the cost of "Cowboy Bebop" against the viewership numbers, and a disappointing turnout didn't justify the high cost of producing each episode. This fact, however, is somewhat surprising, given that one of the most common complaints about the adaptation was that it looked cheap.
If there was one saving grace in the live-action series, it would have been the casting — particularly the inspired choice of John Cho. However, when it comes down to numbers, good acting wasn’t enough to rise above Netflix’s bottom line.