Cowboy Bebop may have been put on hold due to star John Cho’s Knee injury in October of last year, but there are already plans for a second season. The live-action adaptation of the beloved anime will star Cho, Mustafa Shakir, Daniella Pineda, and Alex Hassell. There,s no word as to when anything will resume production due to the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, but at the least, the crew behind the Netflix show will be ready to work once they are able to again.
But that hasn’t stop writer and executive producer Jeff Pinkner from keeping his eye on them yet-unconfirmed second season. The forced shuttering of productions all across the world have fans worrying whether we will ever see some of the most anticipated movies and TV shows. But that’s one thing we won’t apparently have to worry about with Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop.
Writer and executive producer Jeff Pinkner confirmed that he and his team have already started planning season 2, despite the first season’s frequently-halted production.
” I think that I am very excited by our opportunity to take this iconic anime and bring it to life,” Pinkner told Observer before heading off to a “notes call” on the script for season 2 Pinkner added. “I think that our actors are spectacular. The world that we’re creating down in New Zealand that we’re excited to get back to as soon as we can is a really fun, dynamic visualization of this insane anime.
I think that because we have these hour-long episodes, we have an opportunity to take the anime and sort of like just deepen and dimensionalize the source material. Really tell stories set in that world in a way that hopefully will not only delight the fans of anime but expose a whole bunch of new people to the world of Cowboy Bebop, the awesome work of Yoko Kanno. It’s different from Lost in every way but it’s been a joy.”