John Cho deserves a lot of respect for his portrayal of Spike in the new Cowboy Bebop live-action series. It isn’t easy to translate anime to real life, as many have tried and failed in the past. Cho says that while the series did a lot right, he’d like to see some tweaks.

Speaking to Screen Rant, Cho said he’d like to see things get weird if there’s a second season. He’d like the series to take a darker turn. He also wants to portray his character’s journey to happiness.

“I hope to get weirder and darker. I always hope that for some reason. I also really want Spike to be happy. This season was rough for him. I did feel a lot of sympathy pangs for him. So I hope he has a moment of happiness. I predict that it will be a tough road, again.

However, I guess the only thing I could say is really abstract, which is: If this season was verse, chorus, verse, chorus, I’d like to hit the middle eight and do a little something unusual and unexpected.”


A second season of Cowboy Bebop isn’t confirmed, but it is likely. The complaints some fans had about the first season can be addressed, and there are plenty of stories left to tell. The popular but controversial series will never be able to please anyone.

Cowboy Bebop season 1 dropped on November 19. It’s available exclusively on Netflix. At only ten episodes, it is absolutely worth a weekend binge.

What did you like and dislike about Cowboy Bebop season 1? Let us know in the comments!

Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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