Resident Evil on Netflix has not been renewed for a second season, Deadline has reported. This news comes just six weeks after the show based on Capcom’s horror franchise was first added to the streaming company’s library. According to the report, the show did not perform as Netflix had hoped with it falling out of the Top 10 shows after just two weeks there. In its first weekend, Resident Evil had 72.7 million hours viewed and it only went up slightly in week getting 73.3 million hours viewed.
Resident Evil did not get a lot of critical acclaim either with the story of the show criticised, with links to the games not being as strong as they could have been. Ella Balinkska was the main star of the show, playing character Jade Wesker, and she is also the lead for Square Enix’s upcoming action RPG Forspoken. Lance Reddick was also a key part of the show playing Albert Wesker. He took to Twitter after the news was confirmed of the cancellation thanking everyone who worked on Resident Evil and those who watched.
— Lance Reddick (@lancereddick) August 27, 2022
This will not be Netflix’s last foray into video game adaptations though. The other day, Netflix confirmed that the BioShock movie had found its director and writer with Francis Lawrence taking the helm, and Michael Green writing. The streaming giant also confirmed that Steve Blackman, showrunner for The Umbrella Academy, will be adapting Horizon Zero Dawn. Lance Reddick could always reprise his role for Sylens in that. At the time Steve Blackman said, “Horizon Zero Dawn and Orbital are elevated, event-level projects grounded in characters that fans will love and relate to, which are hallmarks of Irish Cowboy productions,” said Blackman. “We’re thrilled to be working with Netflix and all of our partners on developing these ground-breaking stories.”