Netflix’s live action Resident Evil series won’t get a second season Deadline reported Friday. Despite grand long-term plans for the television adaptation of Capcom’s survival horror franchise, Resident Evil series reportedly didn’t find a large enough audience to warrant revamping.
Resident Evil premiered in July, shortly after the highly successful and conversation-dominant second part of Weird stuff season 4 dropped on Netflix, which could explain the lukewarm word of mouth from the first. The show was also poorly received by critics and fans; in Polygon’s review of the first season, we said “the biggest surprise about Netflix’s new Resident Evil series” […] is his meticulous dedication to the weird, and often manipulated, canon of the series — and how boring the show is because of it. Reviews elsewhere were also negative.
The adjustment, made by supernatural showrunner Andrew Dabb, focusing on the old Resident Evil series, heavy Albert Wesker (Lance Reddick) and his teenage daughters (“daughters”) Billie and Jade. The story was split across two timelines, one in South Africa, where the Umbrella Corporation has established a new headquarters, and one more than a decade into the future, where the world has been overrun by zombies. Besides Reddick, Resident Evil starring Ella Balinska, Tamara Smart, Siena Agudong, Adeline Rudolph and Paola Nuñez.
The eight-episode Netflix series recently followed another disappointing live-action adaptation, the So-So . from Sony Pictures Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, which hit theaters last November. In any case, Resident Evil fans will get a new fix for the video games soon, with a new story expansion on the way Resident Evil Village in October and a remake of Resident Evil 4 countries early next year.