Netflix’s live-action tv adaptation of Resident Evil is not going to return for a second season on the platform.
According to Variety, Netflix has canceled Resident Evil after one season. The online game adaptation premiered its eight episodes final month on July 14. During its debut week, Resident Evil was streamed for over 72 million hours, making it the second-most-watched present on Netflix that week, behind Stranger Things Season 4. Resident Evil dropped to the quantity three spot throughout its second week in launch and fell out of Netflix’s high 10 completely by week three.
Netflix’s Resident Evil was met with blended reception from critics, presently holding an approval ranking of 55 p.c on Rotten Tomatoes. “While Resident Evil comes nearer than earlier diversifications to honoring the beloved video video games’ labyrinthine lore, this zombie serial may nonetheless use extra brains,” the critics’ consensus reads. Meanwhile, the present was largely panned by audiences, presently holding an viewers rating of 27 p.c.
Netflix’s Resident Evil starred Ella Balinska and Tamara Smart as Jade Wesker, Adeline Rudolph and Siena Agudong as Billie Wesker, Paola Núñez as Evelyn Marcus and Lance Reddick as Albert Wesker and his many clones. The present’s recurring solid included Anthony Oseyemi, Connor Gosatti, Ahad Raza Mir, Pedro de Tavira Egurrola, Ella Zieglmeier, Turlough Convery and Emily Child. There have been plans for the favored online game character Ada Wong to seem in a possible second season.
A History of Resident Evil Adaptations
Capcom’s acclaimed Resident Evil collection of survival horror video games started in 1996, with the franchise’s eighth and most up-to-date main-series entry, Resident Evil Village, releasing final 12 months. Netflix’s now-canceled collection marks solely the newest try and carry the franchise to live-action. From 2002 to 2016, Sony launched a hexalogy of live-action Resident Evil movies. While the primary two movies have been predominantly well-received by audiences, the latter 4 weren’t. Furthermore, all six movies didn’t impress critics.
Last 12 months, Sony put out a live-action reboot movie titled Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City. Like Sony’s first two Resident Evil movies, the reboot did handle to win over a major proportion of viewers, although was largely dismissed by critics. Prior to its live-action collection adaptation of the online game franchise, Netflix launched the CG anime collection Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, which additionally got here out final 12 months. The anime was met with mixed-to-negative reception from critics and audiences alike.
Resident Evil Season 1 is presently streaming on Netflix.