Netflix Ends One-Season Run of Resident Evil Series, After only one season, Netflix has decided to end the show. This decision was made six weeks after Resident Evil’s July 14 premiere, when internal and external data indicated the series wasn’t holding viewers’ interest.
After many video game and film adaptations and an animated Netflix series that debuted in 2021, the series was the first live-action show in the expansive Resident Evil universe.
The story follows a young woman (Ella Balinska) as she struggles to stay alive in a world overrun by zombies and other monsters 14 years after a devastating virus causes a global disaster.
Tamara Smart, Siena Agudong, Adeline Rudolph, Paola Nuez, Ahad Raza Mir, Connor Gosatti, and Turlough Convery round out the cast.
Netflix’s public rankings (72,7 million hours viewed worldwide in its first week) and Nielsen’s streaming measurement (858 million minutes, or 14.3 million hours, in the United States) both indicate that Resident Evil did well in its initial week of release.
However, it saw a decline of 62% in Netflix’s measure and completely disappeared from Nielsen’s top 10 original streaming series chart in the final week of July, despite remaining relatively stable in its second week (73.26 million hours globally per Netflix; 772 million minutes/12.87 million hours in the U.S. per Nielsen).
In Netflix’s release calendar, the show is placed in between the conclusion of Stranger Things and the highly publicized debut of The Sandman.
Resident Evil was executive produced by Mary Leah Sutton, Robert Kulzer, and Oliver Berben of Constantin Film, with Andrew Dabb (Supernatural) serving as showrunner. Producer Martin Moszkowicz is also the CEO of Constantin.