Netflix canceled the Resident Evil show after its first season
One of the most well-known video game series is Resident Evil, developed and published by Capcom. The Resident Evil series has been instrumental in popularizing the hitherto underground horror video game subgenre. Unfortunately, Resident Evil has not had so much success in its latest film or TV series adaptation. According to a new report from Deadline, the Netflix series Resident Evil was canceled after only one season.
The Resident Evil TV adaption, titled “Resident Evil,” follows two timelines—2022 and 2036. The first timeline depicts that the Umbrella Corporation has constructed a New Raccoon City, where Albert Wesker and his twin daughters, Billie and Jade, migrate there. The second storyline shows that both people and animals are infected with the T-virus, which is killing most of the world’s population.
Fans did not warm to this adaption, as the Resident Evil series has some of the worst reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and has been dubbed by some as the “worst program on Netflix ever filmed.” The Resident Evil film is not the first movie based on the franchise to be panned. A movie based on the horror franchise named “Resident Evil: Welcome to Racoon City,” also distributed on Netflix, got a 30% score on Rotten Tomatoes.
However, sales of the Resident Evil titles remain strong. Multiple awards were given to Resident Evil: Village and the original Resident Evil 2 remake sold over 10 million copies. Capcom has been having trouble adapting the excellent storylines from their games to the film adaptation of the Resident Evil series. Despite the cancellation of Resident Evil, Netflix has stated that it plans to produce further gaming-related films and TV shows. The Horizon: Zero Dawn TV show and the Bioshock film are both still in production.