Resident Evil TV series canceled by Netflix after first season
Netflix’s long-awaited adaptation resident Evil was canceled after its first and only season. The Resident Evil series is one of the most famous franchises in video gaming. It’s a major pillar of the horror genre, influencing many other franchises to follow in its footsteps. The famous franchise has been adapted for live-action several times with a series of financially successful films directed by Mila Jovovich, a 2021 big-screen reboot that followed the games a little closer and the recent series Netflix. The Netflix series wasn’t directly based on any of the games and instead tried to create a sequel or spin-off for resident evil 5. The series follows Albert Wesker, previously thought to be dead, and his two daughters in New Raccoon City before a new outbreak occurs.
The show was met with a mixed response from critics and received rave reviews from fans. resident Evil released on Netflix following the final season of stranger things, a show that topped the streamer’s charts. According to the deadline, resident Evil was canceled by Netflix after failing to make any notable splashes in the top 10 most-watched content on the streamer. Netflix is notorious for killing shows that don’t find a big enough audience and rarely give them a second chance, so that’s hardly a surprise. Netflix is also currently developing a film based on BioShock and a show based on PlayStation’s Horizon franchise, so the streamer seems interested in more video game adaptations.
The first season of resident Evil ended with the name dropping another iconic character, suggesting they would appear in a proposed second season. Unfortunately, that won’t happen. It’s unclear if other fan favorites like Leon Kennedy and Chris Redfield have appeared on the show before, but chances are we’ll never know.
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