Daniela Pineda, John Cho and Mustafa Shakir in “Cowboy Bebop” © 2021 Netflix
those: The Hollywood Reporter
Not everything that takes so long will be good in the end. About three years ago, Netflix announced the popular Japanese animated series “Cowboy Bebop” From the late ’90s to be adapted as a true series. John Chu (Star Trek) in the lead role of intergalactic bounty hunter Spike Spiegel and filming for the series began as early as July 2019. In October of the same year, Cho suffered a serious knee injury while filming, which required eight months of rest from filming and increased production costs. The shooting was then further delayed due to the Covid pandemic, continuing only in New Zealand in September 2020. In March 2021, more than a year and a half after filming began, the ten-part season was in the can.
The series’ makers and actors have confirmed that the forced break was used to improve scripts and implement some ideas that were already planned for a possible second season in season one. However, all that extra time didn’t seem to be of much use. When “Cowboy Bebop” It premiered last month, and critics and fans largely agreed that the true series couldn’t hold a candle to an original. The slow pace, bumpy effects, and thin texts were criticized. That probably didn’t help bring the original director, Shinichiro Watanabe, to act as a consultant.
now pulls Netflix The result of this and the series of components less than four weeks after its release. Series creator Christopher Yost and showrunner Andre Nemec announced that they were already planning a second season even before the first season was released. This was also supported by the last scene of the first (and final) season, which featured a famous character from the anime series. finally weighed Netflix However, the audience numbers against production costs and decided that continuing the series would not be profitable.
“Cowboy Bebop” It tells the story of a diverse group of bounty hunters from the year 2171, which includes Spike Spiegel as well as Jet Black (Mustafa Shakir) and Faye Valentine (Daniel Pineda), who soar through space in their Bebop spaceship. You can watch the series’ trailer below:
Made by Netflix I left so quickly that, despite my initial interest, I couldn’t even look inside. Knowing that it will remain incomplete, my motivation is of course limited now.
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