The first live-action series in the Resident Evil series will be short-lived.
Netflix canceled the series after one season. The decision was made in Resident Evil July made six weeks after its debut, after the streamer’s own metrics and external measurements showed the series didn’t have a long shelf life with audiences.
The series is the first reality show in the transmedia Resident Evil world, preceded by a slew of video games and movies The adaptation and Netflix animated series premiered at 2021. It mainly happens in 2036, 12 years later, a A deadly virus causes a global catastrophe centered on a young woman (Ella Balinska) fighting for her survival amid hordes of zombies and other monsters.
The cast also includes Lance Reddick, Tamara Smart, Siena Agudon, Adeline Rudolph, Paula Nunnie S, Ahad Raza Mir, Connor Gosatti and Turlough Convery.
Resident Evil’s public rankings on Netflix (72 70 hours watched globally in its first week 10,000 hours) and Nielsen’s streaming measurements (858 million minutes , or 12. 300,000 hours, in the US. Relatively flat for the second week, but (73.62 1 million hours per Netflix worldwide; 73 million minutes/12.87 per million hours in Nielsen in the U.S.) and fell sharply in the last week of July, down 12 percent in Netflix metrics and from Nielsen’s top Dropped on the charts for the original streaming series.
The show is also sandwiched in the middle cn The final episode of Stranger Things And The Sandman‘s high-profile release on Netflix’s release schedule.
Andrew Dabb (Supernatural) on Resident Evil as showrunner with Maria Sutton and Constantine Films’ Robert Kurtzer and Oliver Burburn Co-produced. Constantine CEO Martin Moszkowicz is a producer on the series.
Deadline First reported received the news.