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Report: Netflix’s Resident Evil Cans Motion For A Second Season

Posted on August 29, 2022 by Nick Moreno

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When it came to live-action Resident Evil, the multi-film franchise from Paul S.W. Anderson starring Milla Jovovich comes to mind. However, recently the series has taken a new turn in terms of live-action adaptations. Last fall, the series faced a reboot in theaters with Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down) directing. But, response was underwhelming to say the least for what was claimed to be a grounded adaptation of the Capcom series.

Atop of that, Netflix was reported to be making its own live-action take with a television show already in order. The series would star Jade and Billie Wesker one sister gets infected with the T-Virus. It wasn’t until July that the new show officially aired on Netflix. At least from the trailer for the new adaptation, it appeared to be a very ambitious approach for the familiar property.

However, response was more than unfavorable for viewers and Netflix it appears. According to Deadline, any chances for a second season has been shuttered, a new report shares. It is presumed this is to blame for the response in viewership plateauing within three weeks of release. It is to blame for being overshadowed by Stranger Things Season 4 concluding in early July, but, word of mouth did not help the show either.

Resident Evil aired with 72.2 million views in its first week – ranked at NO.2 on Netflix. But, that placement only dropped to NO.3 on the service as viewership inched to 73.3 million hours in its second week. By week three, Resident Evil’s placement dropped below the top ten and its number of hours watch hardly made much improvement before entering August.

In a surprise turn of events, Paramount+’s notorious Halo Television Series is being considered for a franchise. Despite the initial red flags from numerous viewers, many are still a fan of the series and the viewership for the new release gives enough fuel for executives to pursue more opportunity for the property. You can read the full report by heading here.

Are you surprised by the outcome for Netflix’s Resident Evil?

Source: Deadline

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