Netflix Cancels Resident Evil After 1 Season

By Rebecca Theodore-Vachon 

Netflix has pulled the plug on Resident Evil after one season.

As reported by Deadline, the streaming giant has decided not to renew the series for a second season. Based on the popular video game franchise, the Resident Evil series didn’t deliver the goods when it came to viewership numbers or positive ratings. The show garnered a poor 27% audience approval score and 55% critic approval rating. When the series debuted on Netflix this past July, it was No.2 on the Netflix Top 10 list with 72.7 million hours viewed, in competition with Stranger Things 4, which was the most streamed title that same week with 102.3 million hours viewed. Unfortunately, Resident Evil 1 fell off the Top 10 list after three weeks.

From showrunner Andrew Dabb, Resident Evil takes place in 2036, 14 years after a deadly virus brings on a worldwide apocalypse. Ella Balinska stars as Jade Wesker, who fights for survival in a world overrun with blood-thirsty humans and animals infected with the virus, while being haunted by her past in New Raccoon City. The series also stars Lance Reddick who plays Jade’s father, Albert Wesker, who has shadowy ties with the Umbrella Corporation, Paola Núñez, Tamara Smart, Siena Agudong, Ahad Raza, Connor Gosatti, Turlough Convery, Pedro de Tavira, Adeline Rudolph and Anthony Oseyemi.