The live-action “Resident Evil” series on Netflix has been canceled after just one season.
The eight-episode first season premiered on Netflix on July 14. The show was originally ordered to series on Netflix in 2020.
The series received mixed critical reception, registering only a 55% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes with a 27% audience approval rating. According to the weekly Netflix Top 10 rankings that streamers release, “Resident Evil” was streamed for more than 72 million hours in its first week, making it the number two show of the week behind only “Stranger Things” season 4. He dropped to no. Dropped out of the top 10 in week three and week 3 in week two.
Based on the Capcom video game franchise of the same name, the show follows Jade Wesker’s (Ella Balinska) fight to survive in a world full of blood-thirsty infected and mind-bending creatures. Throughout this carnage, Jade is haunted by her past in New Raccoon City, by her father Albert’s (Lance Reddick) chilling connection to the sinister Umbrella Corporation but mostly by what happened to her sister, Billie (Sienna Agudong).
Additional cast members include: Tamara Smart, Adeline Rudolph, Paola Nuñez, Ahad Raza Mir, Connor Gosatti and Turlough Convery.
Andrew Dabb developed the series for television and also served as executive producer and showrunner. Mary Leigh Sutton was a writer and executive producer on the show. Constantine Films’ Robert Kulzer and Oliver Burben also executive produced.
The first “Resident Evil” game was released in 1996. Since then, the game and several new entries in the franchise have sold over 100 million copies worldwide. In addition, the film franchise has grossed over $1.2 billion worldwide. There are also “Resident Evil” animated films, comic books, novels and theme park attractions.
It was informed that it was canceled before the deadline.