Netflix reportedly has its Resident Evil series after only one season.
This news comes from a report by Deadline, reporting that Netflix has decided not to move forward with a second season of the show following Season 1’s release last month. As for why, there’s no official reason yet, but given Netflix’s past it probably is Resident Evil did not live up to expectations, both in terms of critical and audience response. The show now joins many other shows canceled after just one season with the streamer, including Cowboy Bebop, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistanceand more.
Deadline notes that Resident Evil’s release came right after the highly anticipated season 4 of Stranger Stuff, which could have led to its less-than-stellar first weekend on the service. However, the series still debuted in the number two spot, behind Weird stuffgood for 72.7 million viewing hours. Deadline reports that viewers watched Resident Evil for 73.3 million hours in its second week, number three on Netflix, before disappearing from the Netflix Top 10 in week three.
This isn’t Netflix’s first step into the Resident Evil world, though. The movie from 2021, Resident Evil Infinite Darkness, has that title, but that anime series was also not well received. To learn more about the series, watch this retrospective video looking back at 25 years of Resident Evil.
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