It’s over for Netflix live action resident Evil Series. according to a meeting exclusively, Netflix has decided not to order any more seasons of the action horror show based on the popular video game franchise.
This news is not surprising as the series did not generate the best viewing figures and was not well received by fans of the franchise or critics, although critics were generally kinder than fans. Die Hard resident Evil Fans have been begging for a faithful adaptation of the games for years. The many different films – and now also series – have yet to satisfy the majority.
The closest fans have come to an adaptation are probably the Paul WS Anderson films starring Milla Jovovich (the early ones, anyway). But this series of films is also polarizing.
Why Did Netflix Cancel Resident Evil?
Several factors contribute to this resident Evil‘s cancellation. For one, the show debuts on July 14, so it kind of fell under the shadow cast by the massive hit stranger things. It’s a similar problem that was encountered with The Umbrella Academy Season 3, but still The Umbrella Academy managed to climb back up the charts after stranger things Hype started to die down.
resident Evil debuted at number 2 with 72.7 million hours watched and didn’t get a significant boost in its second week. Most Netflix series go up in their second week thanks to word of mouth and people discovering the new content.
That didn’t really happen for resident Evil, or people were put off from watching the show by the negative reviews. It clocked just 73.3 million hours in its second week and landed at number 3 before dropping out of the top 10 altogether after just three weeks. Additionally, resident Evil was an expensive show to produce due to the shooting on location in South Africa and the CGI.
And while Rotten Tomatoes results aren’t everything (especially for Netflix), resident Evil had a poor critical rating at 55% and an even worse viewer rating at 27%, which certainly wasn’t exactly helpful.
Are you disappointed in this? resident Evil won’t be returning for a second season?
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