‘Resident Evil’ series canceled by Netflix after one season

Netflix has opted not to order a second season of Resident Evil, its action-horror series loosely based on the popular video game franchise. The news, which comes a month and a half after the series’ release on July 14, isn’t entirely surprising as the drama didn’t have a particularly strong showing in Netflix’s Top 10 and cost vs. viewing is the main criterion for renewing the transmitter.

Partly in the shadow of the genre blockbuster Stranger Things, which was released in the same time period, Resident Evil debuted at No. 2 with 72.7 million hours watched. But it didn’t deliver the big Week 2 jump one would want to see for a new series as word of mouth spreads, racking up 73.3 million hours watched in its second week for a No. 3 finish before falling precipitously. and fall off the top. 10 after just three weeks. The latest incarnation of Resident Evil also posted a disappointing 55% from critics on Rotten Tomatoes and an audience score of 27%.

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Netflix assembled an engaging and diverse cast for Resident Evil and the goal is to work with them in the future. The streamer is already doing it with one of the actors, Paola Núñez, who appears in the upcoming Netflix series Fall of the House of Usher and in Fuga De Reinas, a Netflix film from Latin America.

While Resident Evil doesn’t continue, on the genre front, Netflix has hits like Stranger Things, Arcane, The Witcher, The Umbrella Academy, Shadow and Bone, Vikings: Valhalla, Sweet Tooth, Black Mirror, and newcomer The Sandman. which has been a great advance and is expected to be renewed. The streamer also continues to be aggressive in the arena with upcoming high-profile entries on Wednesday, The Midnight Club, The Witcher: Blood Origin, Guillermo Del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities, 3 Body Problem, One Piece, and Avatar: The Last Airbender.

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Hailing from showrunner Andrew Dabb, Resident Evil takes place in the year 2036. Fourteen years after a deadly virus causes a global apocalypse, Jade Wesker (Ella Balinska) struggles to survive in a world overrun by crazy, infected creatures thirsty for blood. . In this utter carnage, Jade is haunted by her past in New Raccoon City, by her father’s chilling connections to the Umbrella Corporation, but most of all by what happened to her sister, Billie.

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The series stars Balinska, Lance Reddick, Tamara Smart, Siena Agudong, Adeline Rudolph, and Nuñez. Additional cast members are Ahad Raza Mir, Connor Gosatti, and Turlough Convery.

Dabb executive produced and wrote with Mary Leah Sutton. Robert Kulzer and Oliver Berben of Constantin Film also serve as executive producers. Constantin Film CEO Martin Moszkowicz produced and Constantin Film was the studio. The live-action series was the streamer’s second foray into the Resident Evil universe. The first was the animated series Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, starring video game voice actors Nick Apostolides and Stephanie Panisello.

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