Netflix cancels Resident Evil after one season

Will someone ever get Resident Evil right?

When it comes to video game adaptations, Netflix has managed to be one of the only studios to find success. They do fantastic with animated adaptations such as Castlevania and Tekken: Bloodline and nailed live-action by having a franchise in The Witcher. But many fans and viewers felt they swung too hard for the fences with its recent adaptation of Resident Evil. The series garnered mixed reviews from fans and critics. And it seems like Netflix realized quickly. 

The company has announced that they are canceling Resident Evil after one season. According to Deadline, Netflix is canceling the series following viewing figures and audience responses that did not make up for the relative cost of production. 

It makes sense for Netflix to call it for Resident Evil earlier than later, but I can’t help but feel bad for the crew involved. Watching the series myself, I found that it got off on the wrong foot in the first couple of episodes. But it improved as it found its tone balance and focus as the series continued. I do think it could have been more successful in a second season. But in the streaming era, it’s an immediate success or the axe. And that will always suck.

Netflix’s next video game adaptation is Sonic Prime. Which is slated to come out by the end of the year. Here’s to hoping for better success for that series, so it doesn’t fall into the same fate as Resident Evil. Also, check here to read more about why we think most Resident Evil adaptations struggle.

Are you surprised that the show was canceled this quickly? What did you think about the Resident Evil Netflix series? As always, let us know in the comments below.

Via Destructoid

Alex Lehew

28-year-old gamer, writer, content creator, weeb, and Sega fan! I'm old enough to remember when you played Sonic The Hedgehog 2 on a CRT, or how weird Revelations: Persona is. Constantly begging Atlus to make Snowboard Kids 3.
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