Netflix’s Resident Evil sequence has been canceled a bit of over a month after its preliminary debut, in keeping with a report from Deadline. The streamer reportedly determined towards renewing the sequence attributable to lackluster rankings and viewership.
Like the various different Resident Evil diversifications, Netflix’s live-action sequence makes an attempt to place one more spin on the online game franchise it’s based mostly on. The present, which was helmed by Supernatural’s Andrew Dabb, flashes between two totally different timelines, centering round Umbrella government Albert Wesker (Lance Reddick) and his two daughters (performed by Tamara Good and Siena Agudong).
In our review of the series, my colleague Charles Pulliam-Moore notes that it “retains issues feeling contemporary up to some extent,” but it surely’s dragged down by a “predictable plot that in the end suffers from being such a late entry within the modern-day zombie craze.” Resident Evil made Netflix’s top 10 list of its most-watched reveals the week it debuted and the 2 weeks that adopted, however largely fell off the map after that. It additionally doesn’t assist that it premiered solely a few months after the season four debut of Stranger Things, which doubtlessly stole a few of Resident Evil’s highlight.
Along with its live-action adaptation, Netflix additionally has an animated four-part sequence Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness that it launched final 12 months. The series focuses heavily on the lore of the Resident Evil franchise and was additionally met with mixed reviews. Even when Netflix’s live-action Resident Evil wasn’t fairly the hit it meant, the streamer has a number of different online game diversifications on faucet, together with ones based mostly on Horizon Zero Dawn, Tomb Raider, Far Cry, and Bioshock. Netflix already has an anime based on Castlevania and recently debuted an animated adaptation of Tekken.