Netflix’s Resident Evil sequence has been canceled a bit of over a month after its preliminary debut, in line with a report from Deadline. The streamer reportedly determined towards renewing the sequence as a result of lackluster rankings and viewership.
Like the numerous different Resident Evil variations, Netflix’s live-action sequence makes an attempt to place yet 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 completely different timelines, centering round Umbrella govt Albert Wesker (Lance Reddick) and his two daughters (performed by Tamara Good and Siena Agudong).
In our assessment of the sequence, my colleague Charles Pulliam-Moore notes that it “retains issues feeling contemporary up to some extent,” nevertheless it’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 prime 10 checklist of its most-watched exhibits 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 4 debut of Stranger Issues, 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 yr. The sequence focuses closely on the lore of the Resident Evil franchise and was additionally met with combined evaluations. Even when Netflix’s live-action Resident Evil wasn’t fairly the hit it meant, the streamer has a number of different online game variations on faucet, together with ones based mostly on Horizon Zero Daybreak, Tomb Raider, Far Cry, and Bioshock. Netflix already has an anime based mostly on Castlevania and lately debuted an animated adaptation of Tekken.