Deadline has revealed Netflix’s live-action Resident Evil series has been axed after its first season. The streaming service will not be ordering a second season of the action-horror series based on Capcom’s popular video games.
Although it debuted in the top 10 on Netflix, Resident Evil went outside of this after only three weeks. Critics gave the show 55% on Rotton Tomatoes and the audience score was 27%. In our own review here on Nintendo Life, we labelled the series “yet another misfire in the world of live-action adaptations”.
“In trying to please both newcomers and longtime fans, it just doesn’t stick the landing at all. The callbacks to iconic moments from the games are certainly cool for veterans, but accomplish little more than muddy the waters for newcomers to the franchise. On the flip-side, the show’s insistence on breaking away from the overarching narrative of the games means that veterans are going to come away from this feeling crestfallen and, frankly, confused.”
It’s not the first time Netflix has axed a live-action adaptation based on a popular series after one season, and it probably won’t be the last.
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