Netflix Cancels Resident Evil Series After One Season
Netflix has that its Resident Evil series has been canceled after one season and won’t be renewed for a second season. The series based on the hit video game franchise by Capcom received mixed responses after its premiere with reports from Deadline confirming the streamer has opted not to move forward with the series. No official statement was given as to the reason behind the cancellation but with the streamer’s past in mind, this would not be the first series to get axed after its premiere season with Cowboy Bebop, Archive 81, and more getting the same treatment.
Here’s the synopsis for Resident Evil:
“Year 2036 – 14 years after a deadly virus caused a global apocalypse, Jade Wesker fights for survival in a world overrun by the blood-thirsty infected and insane creatures. In this absolute carnage, Jade is haunted by her past in New Raccoon City, by her father’s chilling connections to the Umbrella Corporation but mostly by what happened to her sister, Billie.“
The series stars Ella Balinska, Tamara Smart, Siena Agudong, Lance Reddick, Ahad Raza Mir, Adeline Rudolph, Paola Nuñez, Ahad Raza Mir, Connor Gossatti, and Turlough Convery. Andrew Dabb serves as showrunner and executive producer. The series is written and executive produced by Mary Leah, Robert Kulzer, and Oliver Berben.
Even with the series releasing on the heels of the popular Stranger Things 4, it manages to reach the number 2 spot on Netflix‘s Top 10 list. The series put up 73.3M hours watched on the streaming platform and admittedly, the series felt disjointed from the Resident Evil franchise, as a whole, it did provide an entertaining first season that would have delivered on its own creative footing. What could have been will remain a mystery as it has been for many other series.