Netflix cancels ‘Resident Evil’ after just one season
Netflix has canceled its resident Evil series after just one season. Loosely based on the popular video game franchise, the action-horror series debuted just a month and a half ago on July 14.
Given that Netflix primarily relies on a cost vs. viewership model for series renewals, this news isn’t entirely surprising given that the drama dropped from Netflix’s Top 10 after just three. weeks.
Whereas resident Evil debuted at No. 2 with an average of 72.7 million hours viewed, it didn’t perform as well in its second week on the platform. The series also earned a disappointing 55% from critics on Rotten Tomatoes and an Audience score of 27%, despite landing at No. 4 on the Nielsen streaming charts.
The show recruited a talented and diverse cast, with the goal of working with the cast on additional projects. Paola Núñez is already present in two other upcoming titles, the series Fall of House Usher and the Latin American film, Fuga Of Queens.
Hailing from showrunner Andrew Dabb, resident Evil is set in the year 2036, fourteen years after a deadly virus caused a global apocalypse. It stars Ella Balinska as Jade Wesker who is fighting for her life in a world occupied by infected humans and elaborate creatures.
The series also includes Lance Reddick, Tamara Smart, Siena Agudong, Adeline Rudolph and Nuñez. Other cast members include Ahad Raza Mir, Connor Gosatti, and Turlough Convery.
Dabb executive produces alongside Robert Kulzer and Oliver Berben of Constantin Film. He also wrote with Mary Leah Sutton. Constantin Film CEO Martin Moszkowicz led the studio’s production.
It wasn’t Netflix’s first resident Evil title as the anime series Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness debuted last summer. It featured video game voice actors Nick Apostolides and Stephanie Panisello.
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