Netflix has cancelled its Resident Evils series just after one season. The company is not going to renew the live-action adaptation of the survival horror video game series by Capcom, Deadline reports. The show debuted on the streaming platform on July 14 consisting of eight episodes in its first season.
The series told an original story set in the Resident Evil universe instead of being faithful to the source material. The show sees the Umbrella Corporation creating a New Raccoon City in which Albert Wesker moves to with his daughters Jade and Billie. The show takes place in two timelines, with the other one taking place 14 years later where humanity suffers from the T-Virus.
The series featured an ensemble cast including names such as Lance Reddick, Ella Balinska, Tamara Smart, Siena Agudong, and Paola Núñez.
Even though the show wasn’t exactly a critical darling, IGN gave it a score of 7/10 in its review, writing, “Although one of the two timelines felt more compelling and interesting to watch than another, Resident Evil’s first season offers a new, original, and compelling story that leaves plenty of room for a second season. Despite the quality imbalance, the acting, special effects, and overall storytelling keep me wanting more and leave plenty of worthy story threads to explore should it get renewed for a second season.”