It was just a month ago that the Netflix original series Resident Evil made its debut; however, the show has now been canceled.
The well-known video game served as inspiration for the gory, action-packed television drama. Unfortunately, the series was not able to generate sufficient interest, and as a result, it has been terminated. It has been decided that Resident Evil will not get a second season.
What were the reasons for canceling Resident Evil?
It’s possible that the success of Stranger Things was a factor in why the show didn’t attract a larger audience. They belong to more or less the same category of entertainment, and the most recent season of Stranger Things was released around the same time.
The series had a successful premiere on Netflix, debuting at position number 2 with over 72.7 million hours viewed. That might sound like a lot, but in reality, it’s about average. Regrettably, Resident Evil was unable to maintain the momentum it had moving into the following week. It is now ranked number three and has more than 73.3 million views.
The third week was the one in which ratings were the lowest, and the show did not even crack the top ten. In addition, the criticism that the show received from critics and reviewers was not universally positive. On Rotten Tomatoes, it had a score of only 53% from critics, while audience members gave it an average score of 27%.
More About Resident Evil
The year 2036 served as the show’s setting. It has been fourteen years since a catastrophic virus brought about the end of the world. Ella Balinska gives life to the character of Jade Wesker, who struggles to stay alive in a world filled with diseased and bloodthirsty monsters.
In addition, Jade Wesker needs to face her own history as well as the strong ties that her father had with the Umbrella Corporation, which is the organization that is to blame for the breakout of the virus. In addition, she can’t shake the memory of what happened to her sister Billie.
Ella EBalinska, Tamara Smart, Siena Agudong, Adeline Rudolph, Nuez, and Lance Reddick were some of the actors who appeared in the series. Ahad Raza Mir, Connor Gosatti, and Turlough Convery were some of the other actors who appeared in the production.
Andrew Dabb and Mary Leah Sutton are responsible for the writing of the show. In addition, Dabb was involved in the production of Constantine Films as an executive producer, together with Robert Kulzer and Oliver Berben.
This was not the streamer’s first foray into the world of the Resident Evil universe, since the live-action series was not his first try. In addition to it, there was the game Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness. It was an animated series in which voice performers from video games such as Nick Apostolides and Stephanie Panisello voiced their roles.
The fact that this particular series did not achieve commercial success is not a source of concern for Netflix. It boasts a number of successful productions, such as “The Umbrella Academy,” “Sweet Tooth,” “Shadow and Bone,” “Black Mirror,” and so on.
Netflix has plans to continue expanding its presence in this genre with the release of further upcoming shows. Among them are films such as Wednesday, The Witcher, The Midnight Club, Blood Origin, 3 Body Problem, and Avatar: The Last Airbender, among others.
Resident Evil Game
Fans may have been disappointed with the series, but the video game adaptation is not only the most played of Campcon’s games, but it is also the company’s best-selling title overall. As of the month of June 2022, well over 127 million copies of the game had been sold. Additionally, it is regarded as the best-selling horror game currently available.
Even though the first work on the game was released all the way back in 1996, it is still going strong today. The most profitable of all the Resident Evil games has been the sixth installment in the series. Although it received backlash for deviating from the conventions of the horror genre, it went on to become the most successful book in the entire series.