Netflix cancels the second season of Resident Evil
Netflix is not ordering a second season of the live-action TV adaptation of Resident Evil.
Here is everything you need to know.
Netflix cancels Resident Evil season 2
Netflix opts not to renew a sequel to the adaptation of Capcom’s survival horror series Resident Evil.
The show originally debuted its first season last month on July 14. The season included eight action-packed and suspenseful episodes.
Although the series started very well, it was ranked second in its debut week. However, the show quickly disappeared from Netflix’s top 10 ranking radar in the coming weeks.
Netflix’s Resident Evil faced lukewarm reception from viewers and critics alike. Rotten Tomatoes gave the show a 55 percent approval rating.
The critics’ consensus statement on the site reads: “While Resident Evil comes closer than previous adaptations to honoring the labyrinthine tradition of the beloved video games, this zombie series could still use more brains.”
The series takes place in the year 2036, specifically fourteen years after a deadly virus hit the earth and caused a global apocalypse.
It focuses on Jade Wesker as she struggles to survive in a place overrun by bloodthirsty, infected creatures.
However, Jade is haunted by the past when she and her sister Billie Wesker moved to New Raccoon City with their father, Albert Wesker.
The story alternated between two timelines with Jade’s battle for survival and the past where she discovered her father’s connection to the Umbrella Corporation.
More about Resident Evil
Resident Evil featured a diverse cast consisting of Ella Balinska, Adeline Rudolph, Paola Núñezz, and Lance Reddick. They played Jade Wesker, Billie Wesker, Evelyn Marcus and Albert Wesker respectively.
Meanwhile, Anthony Oseyemi, Connor Gosatti, and Ahad Raza Mir returned for the series. Recurring stars also included Pedro de Tavira Egurrola, Ella Zieglmeier, Turlough Convery, and Emily Child.
Andrew Dabb developed the first season of Resident Evil. He also served as showrunner and executive producer.
Additionally, Oliver Berben, Robert Kulzer, and Bronwen Hughes were also the show’s executives.
Additionally, Mary Leah Sutton wrote the script with Constantin Film CEO Martin Moszkowicz producing the series. The studio was Constantin Film.
The latter series was Netflix’s second television adaptation of the Resident Evil franchise. It came after the animated miniseries titled Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness released in 2021. The show starred voice actors like Nick Apostolides and Stephanie Panisello.