Netflix has chosen to cancel the Resident Evil series after just one season. The news comes a month and a half after the distribution of the series, released on the platform on July 14, and it is not too surprising: Resident Evil was an expensive series and did not achieve sufficient results in terms of ratings. The series debuted in second place in the Netflix Top 10 with 72.7 million hours of viewing, and in its second week it moved into third position with 73.3 million hours, before completely exiting the Top 10 after three weeks. . Even the critics did not look favorably on the series, which recorded a 55% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Building on the success of one of the best-loved and best-selling survival horror video games of all time, the Resident Evil series tells a new story on two different timelines.
In the first, 14-year-old sisters Jade and Billie Wesker move to New Raccoon City, a city of industries and offices that they have to get used to despite themselves, right in the middle of their teens. The more time passes, the more they realize that the city is not what it seems and that their father may be hiding dark secrets. Secrets capable of destroying the world.
In the second we are catapulted into the future, a decade later. Less than fifteen million people and over six billion monsters now live on Earth: people and animals infected with the T virus. A 30-year-old Jade tries to survive in this new world tormented by the secrets of the past concerning her sister, her father and herself. .
Lance Reddick ( The Wire, Fringe, Bosch, John Wick ) plays the role of Albert Wesker. Alongside him we find Hanni Heinrich (Janet), Mpho Osei Tutu (Yen), Rizelle Januk (Billie’s teacher), Lea Vivier (Susana Franco), Ayushi Chhabra (Dr. Amrita Singh) and Richard Wright-Firth (Maskey ). Ella Balinska, Tamara Smart, Siena Agudong, Adeline Rudolph, Candice van Litsenborgh and Paola Nuñez complete the cast .
Andrew Dabb ( Supernatural ) participates as showrunner, while Bronwen Hughes ( The Walking Dead, The Journey Is the Destination ) is director and executive producer of the first two episodes. The series consists of eight episodes, each lasting one hour.