There's no shortage of talent and money attached to most Hollywood things that end up being bland and forgettable. And if the people making this are as reductive as to what made Cowboy Bebop special to begin with as you just were, then this project is doomed from the start.There's enough talented people and money attached that it could be potentially good, and the source material is 90% John Woo and 10% spaceships by volume anyway.
Like, there are very few projects out there - animated or otherwise - that marry and use their soundtrack in the ways Bebop or the best of Shinichiro Watanabe.
My expectations for this show are going to be very very low, so hopefully it ends up a happy surprise. But the standards it's measuring itself against are going to be astronomically high, so I just kinda can't shake the feeling this is not gonna be very good. Would love to be wrong though. I always thought Bebop was something that could break into mainstream easily if given the right opportunity. (If I was a network exec, I would have just run the cartoon in prime time on one of the big three; what do you have to lose? Worst case scenario, people don't watch, just like all the other garbage shows they try out and fail, only this would be way cheaper to put on air.)