Netflix Cancels ‘Resident Evil’ Series After One Season

The series premiered back in July.

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Netflix will not be moving forward with Resident Evil after the show’s disappointing debut in July.

The Resident Evil video game franchise has spawned into six films, animated films, and moved into live-action television this year with the Netflix series. The Resident Evil series debuted at the #2 spot under Netflix’s most-watched in July and earned poor reviews from many critics. Last year, Netflix also put out the animated series, Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness

Resident Evil Not Moving Forward At Netflix

As many streamers look for IP to produce content, Netflix has committed themselves to video game adaptations, with projects based on Assassin’s Creed, Devil May Cry, Bioshock, Splinter Cell, The Division, and Tomb Raider in the pipeline. While the streamer is known for giving shows at least two seasons, Deadline revealed that Netflix will not develop another season of the Resident Evil series.

Here is the synopsis for the Resident Evil series for Netflix:

“Year 2036 – 14 years after a deadly virus caused a global apocalypse, Jade Wesker fights for survival in a world overrun by the blood-thirsty infected and insane creatures. In this absolute carnage, Jade is haunted by her past in New Raccoon City, by her father’s chilling connections to the Umbrella Corporation but mostly by what happened to her sister, Billie.”

The Resident Evil series stars Lance Reddick, Ella Balinska, Tamara Smart, Paola Nuñez, Siena Agudong, and Adeline Rudolph. Supernatural producer Andrew Dabb is the showrunner, executive producer, and writer of the series with Mary Leah Sutton. Robert Kulzer and Oliver Berben of Constantin Film also serve as executive producers and Martin Moszkowicz serves as a producer.

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Source: Deadline

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.