Since Resident Evil has been available on Netflix for a few weeks, we have a lot of information on how it is doing. Here is what we currently know about the future of the series, but Netflix has yet to reveal whether it will be renewed or cancelled.
The recently released Resident Evil Netflix Original series was developed by Andrew Dabb and is based on the Capcom game of the same name. The same producers who brought you all of the Resident Evil films, Constantin Film and Moonlighting Films, are responsible for the series. It is merely one of many video game adaptations that Netflix is currently producing.
Albert Wesker and his daughters Jade and Billie relocate to New Raccoon City in the year 2022. Years later, it is discovered that the planet has fallen victim to the t-virus, where mutant creatures and zombies prowl. Jade Wesker is now left to scour the globe for a cure in order to save the remaining survivors of civilization.
Has Resident Evil been given a second season on Netflix?
Netflix has not yet decided whether to order a second season of Resident Evil as of this writing. Given the popularity of the franchise, there will undoubtedly be a lot of eyeballs on the programme, which ensures that Resident Evil will appear on numerous top ten lists across the world. It remains to be seen if it can garner the viewership it needs to secure a second season.
Resident Evil enjoyed a 72 million hour first weekend on the service, which is quite encouraging. It maintained onto the number 2 slot for the week with 73 million in week 2 (its second full week).
Although reviews from reviewers were ultimately divided (it has a 53 percent rating on RottenTomatoes), viewers have been rather outspoken about their distaste for the show thus far. The series only has a 3.8/10 rating on IMDb as of August (up from 3.4 on the weekend of premiere) and a 26 percent approval rating on RottenTomatoes. For perspective, it should be noted that Netflix has a reputation for mistreating the source content when adapting anime or video games.
What can we expect from Resident Evil 2?
Throughout the season, it was widely implied that the collapse of civilization was caused by Joy, the miraculous medicine that Albert Wesker had been working on for Umbrella. However, it appears that the escaping Tyrant is what sparked the initial epidemic in New Raccoon City.
Tyrants, one of Umbrella’s most potent bio-weapons, are a force of nature that is nearly impossible to eliminate using normal methods. With a Tyrant roaming the streets of New Raccoon City and Cape Town barely an hour away, it’s easy to see how an infection could quickly spread. As the virus rages around them, we may witness Jade, Billie, and Uncle Bert seek to flee South Africa.
Albert handed Jade a piece of paper with Ada Wong’s address before leaving the lab. Ada is a former employee of the original Albert Wesker, therefore it will be interesting to discover about her relationship with the cloned Albert. Ada, a master in hand-to-hand combat and the use of small weaponry, may be able to teach Jade how to fight.
To put it simply, Jade and Billie are the most dysfunctional siblings on the globe right now. But, with Billie abducting her niece Bea, Jade will go to any length to bring her daughter home. There’s also the matter of Bea’s talents, as she demonstrated some control over the massive crocodile. It’s unknown whether Bea has any influence over the zeros, but you can guarantee Billie will explore into experimenting with Bea’s blood.
When will Netflix release Resident Evil season 2?
Filming took occur in a variety of sites throughout 2021.
The first round of filming occurred between February and July of 2021. After a brief summer hiatus, filming began in September 2021 and concluded a few months later in December 2021. We don’t expect to see the second season of Resident Evil on Netflix until at least 2024.