While we have started to see a surge in the number of adaptations based on various video game properties in recent years, the Resident Evil franchise has always released a whole host of non-video game related media – most recently of which was the Netflix Original live-action Resident Evil show. Unfortunately for fans, Netflix will not be greenlighting a second season.
In an exclusive report by Deadline, it was revealed that the recently-released Resident Evil show – which launched on Netflix back in July – would not be getting a second season due to its less-than-stellar “cost vs. viewing” metrics.
According to Deadline, Resident Evil managed to nab 72.7 million hours of viewing by subscribers during its first week. This stayed steady during its second week, with 73.3 million hours watched; though the service’s shows typically see a bump in week two due to word of mouth, and so Resident Evil failing to grow during its second week was a bad sign.
This coupled with the show’s underwhelming critical and fan responses meant that this announcement was not too surprising – though for the few who did enjoy it, this news is undoubtedly somewhat disappointing.
With how big the Resident Evil franchise is, and how previous adaptations have seen great commercial success, it is safe to say that the franchise will likely get another stab at being adapted into a TV show eventually – just perhaps not by Netflix.
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