Netflix has reportedly decided not to renew the second season of its action-horror series that is based on Resident Evil.
As per Deadline the decision to end the show, a month and a quarter after its premiere were due to its poor rating in comparison to its costs.
Resident Evil was released on Netflix’s streaming platform in the month of July, and shortly thereafter was a failure in terms of audience ratings according to Rotten Tomatoes, which were among the lowest of any Netflix games that were adapted for video.
When it was released, Resident Evil had a rating of 22% on Rotten Tomatoes as compared to its critical score. It’s important to note that anyone can vote in the score of the audience without proof of having actually watched the series is required.
Reviews from users of Resident Evil were also incredibly negative. The user Jhonatan V stated, “Serial disaster, has nothing to do with Resident Evil”.
Another review with a rating of 2 stars from Ken C. Ken C wrote, “it is enjoyable enough even if you aren’t paying attention to it. An interesting spin on RE’s RE the storyline”.
A three-star review from self-described “Resident Evil diehard apologist and enjoyer” Ponpo C., called it “one of the weirdest pieces of media [I’ve] ever seen”.