Resident Evil which stars Ahad Raza Mir won’t be getting a second season on Netflix. The announcement was made a month and a half after the website’s July 14 debut.
According to Deadline, the show did not meet the requirements for any show to be renewed since it did not perform well enough in Netflix’s top 10 global ratings or have a favorable cost-to-view ratio on the streaming service.
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Why did the show got canceled?
Resident Evil, which featured Charlie’s Angels actor Ella Balinska, opened at the second spot on the global trends list with 72.7 million hours viewed on its first weekend, trailing Stranger Things, which came out at the same time.
However, the show did not deliver big for the second week. For the third week, the show dropped, falling out of the top 10 rankings.
Deadline reported that the latest Resident Evil incarnation also logged an underwhelming 55 percent from critics on Rotten Tomatoes and a total of 26pc audience scores.
Based on a video game, Resident Evil hails from showrunner Andrew Dabb and is placed in the future in 2036, 14 years after a virus that causes a global apocalypse, and Balinska’s Jade Wesker fights to survive in the new world of blood-thirsty creatures.
The series also stars Lance Reddick, Tamara Smart, Siena Agudong, Adeline Rudolph Connor Gosatti and Turlough Convery. Resident Evil was produced and written by Mary Leah Sutton of Time After Time.
While Resident Evil is not continuing, on the genre front, Netflix has hits like Stranger Things, Arcane, The Witcher, The Umbrella Academy, Shadow and Bone, Vikings: Valhalla, Sweet Tooth, Black Mirror, and the newest arrival, The Sandman, which has been a breakout and is expected to be renewed.