Netflix cancels ‘Resident Evil’ series after one season
Netflix has decided not to order a second season of its recent live-action horror series, resident Evil, The deadline is postponed. The news comes a month and a half after the show, which is loosely based on Capcom’s popular video game franchise, released its eight episodes on July 14.
resident EvilThe cancellation of was somewhat expected, as it received mixed critical response and didn’t have a strong showing in Netflix’s Top 10. As a result, the streaming service felt that the drama’s initial viewership did not justify the cost of producing another. season.
The series debuted at number two on Netflix’s Top 10, with 72.7 million hours watched. But it didn’t register the surge in viewership in its second week that many other new Netflix shows deliver following fan talk. The drama garnered just 73.3 million viewing hours in its second week for a No. 3 hit before dropping out of the Top 10 after just three weeks.
resident EvilIt is believed that the audience of stranger things‘ the fourth season premiered on July 1 to critical acclaim and positive fanfare. The streaming service also earned another critically and commercially successful genre series when it launched its new fantasy drama, The sand manonly three weeks later resident Evilof, August 5.
Netflix has assembled a diverse cast of artists to resident Evil, with whom the leaders hope to work in the future. The streaming service is already reuniting with one of the series’ cast members, Paola Núñez, on a few other projects. He is set to star in the upcoming horror miniseries, Fall of House Usherand in Latin American comedy, Fuga Of Queens.
resident Evil is set in the year 2036, 14 years after a deadly virus caused a global apocalypse. Jade Wesker (Ella Balinska) struggles to survive in a world overrun by infected and bloodthirsty creatures. Jade is also haunted by her past in New Raccoon City, her father Albert’s (Lance Reddick) ties to the Umbrella Corporation, and most importantly, what happened to her sister, Billie (Adeline Rudolph).
Besides Balinska, Reddick, Rudolph, and Nuñez, the drama also stars Lance, Tamara Smart, and Siena Agudong. Other cast members include Ahad Raza Mir, Connor Gosatti, and Turlough Convery.
Andrew Dabb served as showrunner on the project, which he also produced and wrote with Mary Leah Sutton. Robert Kulzer and Oliver Berben of Constantin Film also served as executive producers on resident Evil. Constantin Film CEO Martin Moszkowicz also served as a producer on the drama.
The live-action series was Netflix’s second entry into the resident Evil universe. The streaming service previously aired the anime series Resident Evil: Infinite Darknesswhich featured video game voice actors Nick Apostolides and Stephanie Panisello.
Along with the two Netflix shows, the franchise also featured a series of live-action movies that included six entries in its original run. The films, which were written by Paul WS Anderson, who also directed four episodes, starred his wife, Milla Jovovich, as the infamous protagonist, Alice.
The film series was also rebooted with last year’s entry, Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City. The drama was written and directed by 47 meters below franchise manager, Johannes Roberts.
Whereas resident Evil won’t be returning to Netflix for a second season, the streaming service is continuing several more of its genre shows, including stranger things, The Umbrella Academy, the witcher, black mirror, Esoteric, shadow and bone, Vikings: Walhalla and Greedy. Netflix is also continuing its presence in the horror genre with upcoming entries as high-profile as Wednesday, The Midnight Club, The Witcher: Origin of Blood, Cabinet of curiosities by Guillermo Del Toro, 3 Body problem, A play and Avatar: The last air Master.
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