Netflix’s Resident Evil collection has been canceled a little bit over a month after its preliminary debut, in accordance with a report from Deadline. The streamer reportedly determined in opposition to renewing the collection as a consequence of lackluster scores and viewership.
Like the numerous different Resident Evil diversifications, Netflix’s live-action collection makes an attempt to place 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 government Albert Wesker (Lance Reddick) and his two daughters (performed by Tamara Sensible and Siena Agudong).
In our evaluate of the collection, my colleague Charles Pulliam-Moore notes that it “retains issues feeling recent 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 high 10 listing 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 probably stole a few of Resident Evil’s highlight.
Along with its live-action adaptation, Netflix additionally has an animated four-part collection Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness that it launched final yr. The collection focuses closely on the lore of the Resident Evil franchise and was additionally met with blended opinions. Even when Netflix’s live-action Resident Evil wasn’t fairly the hit it supposed, the streamer has a number of different online game diversifications 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.