The problem is that while it’s a big IP in Netflix’s eyes, it’s underperformed, reportedly debuting at #2 Most Popular while logged in with a pretty decent 72.7 million hours watched. , but quickly declined. That’s the equivalent of a movie having a big opening weekend and then dropping like a rock the next day.
There are a few reasons for this, not least of which is the fact that the show debuted in the shadow of Netflix’s monolithic “Stranger Things,” which has dominated eyeballs on the platform. and social media engagement in the weeks that follow. If you sit quietly, cross your legs and stretch your arms with your mind, you can still hear the echo of Song “Chrissy Wake Up” reverberated through popular culture consciousness.
“Resident Evil” also failed to attract audiences or critics, earning a 55% critical score and a 27% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. Netflix really only cares about the audience aspect, and they have some complicated algorithms to decide if the hours watched are worth the price they pay for a second season. That algorithmic god considered “Resident Evil” and didn’t like it, putting it in limbo for just one season for all eternity.
So no more “Resident Evil” for Netflix, but fear not. Like many other monsters, “Resident Evil” probably won’t be dead for long. Someone’s always wanted to be in on a live-action adaptation even though we haven’t had a fully successful adaptation yet.
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