'Cowboy Bebop' Season 2: Everything We Know So Far

'Cowboy Bebop' Season 2: Everything We Know So Far

The first season has been presented nothing like the anime, allowing for more in-depth storytelling that long-time fans can appreciate.

Cowboy Bebop, the anime, is one of the most iconic series from the '90s. The story of space bounty hunters set in the year 2071 managed to capture the imagination of people not only in Japan but around the world as well. Over time, it earned a cult following that has kept the series alive even after two decades. 

The series has only 26 episodes, and its success led to it being adapted into a manga with two volumes and a film as well. There were also video games and one spin-off story. The anime was adapted into a live-action series by Netflix for ten episodes. It was available on the streaming site from November 19. 


Cowboy Bebop is a sci-fi, neo-noir adventure in space following the life of bounty hunters Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, and Faye Valentine as they try to earn a buck by picking up wanted criminals in exchange for a bounty. The live-action series starring John Cho, Mustafa Shakir, Daniella Pineda, Elena Satine, and Alex Hassell has received mixed reviews and critiques for straying from the original plot as much as it did. The first season has been presented nothing like the anime, which has allowed for more in-depth storytelling that long-time fans can appreciate. This has also allowed the show to structure the series in such a way that after the first season, there is potential for more to come.

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Cowboy Bebop Season 2: What To Expect

The first season came to an end after Spike meets child genius Ed for the first time. He has just been shot by Julia, and Ed tries to hire Spike for his services. Max is the final member of the Bebop crew, whom we only meet in the end. This is setting up expectations for the season to come. The live-action series has already taken a different approach to the story. The changes in the characters' capacity in the series have allowed for more prospects in the future if Netflix decides to renew the series for another season.

If the series does get renewed, we can expect to see Spike's past and the story of him with Julia, his love interest, and currently, the most likely candidate for being the main antagonist in the series. "In the early days of sitting in a writer's room, it was 'what's your favorite episode and why.' And putting those on the board and looking at them and being like, we can't craft stories from all of these," André Nemec, the show developer, said, as per Polygon. "So there are definitely moments, characters, scenes, bits, worlds that I am desperate and dying to explore in the—fingers crossed—season 2." 

When Will Cowboy Bebop Season 2 Be Released?

There has been no official confirmation from Netflix about the show's renewal for another season. If it is renewed, there is a possibility that it could be released in the latter part of next year. The first season saw a delay due to unavoidable circumstances like Cho's on-set injury as well as the pandemic. With the second season, the process can be on-track if there are no such obstacles.


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