Netflix has decided against producing a second live-action season based on the Resident Evil survival horror game series, according to the entertainment news website Deadline.
The eight-episode series made its Netflix debut on July 14 and ranked #2 in its first week with 72.7 million hours of viewing. However, in its second week, it plummeted to #3 with 73.3 million hours of viewing, and in its third week, it fell outside the top 10. While Metacritic reported a user score of 1.4 and a metascore of 53 (out of 100) among critics, Rotten Tomatoes reported an average ranking of 55% among critics and 27% among audiences (out of 10)..
The Hollywood Reporter describes the story:
The Netflix series will tell its new story across two timelines. In the first, 14-year-old sisters Jade and Billie Wesker are moved to New Raccoon City. A manufactured, corporate town, forced on them right as adolescence is in full swing. But the more time they spend there, the more they come to realize that the town is more than it seems and their father may be concealing dark secrets. Secrets that could destroy the world. The second, more than a decade into the future sees less than 15 million people left on Earth. And more than 6 billion monsters — people and animals infected with the T-virus. Jade, now 30, struggles to survive in this new world, while the secrets from her past — about her sister, her father and herself — continue to haunt her..
A television show spinoff for the movies was announced by Constantin Film in 2014. Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, a distinct Netflix CG anime series, had four episodes when it made its global debut in July 2021.