The Netflix Live-Action Resident Evil Series Has Been Cancelled, According To Deadline

Live-action Resident Evil Series 8 episodes on Netflix have been cancelled. The first week’s viewing figures were 72.7 million hours, but by week three, the episodes had fallen out of the top 10.

Resident Evil Live Action
Resident Evil Live Action

According to the entertainment industry news outlet Deadline, Netflix has opted against producing a second live-action season of the Resident Evil survival horror game series.

The eight-episode series had its launch on July 14 and received 72.7 million hours of viewing in its first week on Netflix, placing it second. Nevertheless, it fell out of the top 10 in its third week after falling to #3 with 73.3 million hours of viewing in its second week. The review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes recorded an average score of 55% among critics and 27% among viewers, while Metacritic reported a critics-only metascore of 53% and a user score of 1.4. (out of 10).

Lance Reddick, Ella Balinska, Tamara Smart, Siena Agudong, Adeline Rudolph, and Paola Nunez are among the actors that have appeared in the series. Playing Albert Wesker is Reddick.

The series at Constantin Film was directed by Bronwen Hughes (The Walking Dead), while the scripts were written by Andrew Dabb (Supernatural). Along with Robert Kulzer and Oliver Berben of Constantin Film, Marry Leah Sutton, Hughes, and Dabb served as executive producers.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Netflix series will split its new narrative into two timelines. The 14-year-old Wesker sisters, Jade and Billie, are relocated to New Raccoon City in the first. Right as puberty is getting underway, a manufactured, corporate town is thrust upon them. But the more they stay there, the more they begin to suspect that the town may be more complicated than it appears and that their father may be hiding sinister secrets. secrets has the potential to end the planet. Less than 15 million humans are left on Earth in the second scenario, which occurs more than ten years later. Additionally, there are more than 6 billion T-virus-infected humans and animals. Jade, who is now 30 years old, fights to live in this new environment as the mysteries from her past—about her sister, her father, and herself—remain a source of anxiety.

All six instalments of the Paul W.S. Anderson-directed Resident Evil franchise were made by Constantin Film. Actress Milla Jovovich played the lead character Alice in the first Resident Evil movie, which debuted in 2002. Resident Evil: The Last Chapter, the “final” live-action movie, debuted in Japan in December 2016 and in North America in January 2017.

The first Resident Evil reboot movie, Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, was written and directed by Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down), who was recruited by Constantin Film. The reboot movie will be the first of six, according to the entertainment news website Variety. The movie’s debut was postponed from September 2021 to November 2021. On January 28, the movie premiered in Japan.

Constantin Film had previously stated in 2014 that a television programme will be based on the films.

In July 2021, the four-episode Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness CG anime series had its exclusive global debut on Netflix.

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