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Netflix Goes Back to Old Ways as it Cancels Resident Evil After Only One Season, Fans Say The Writing Was On the Wall

Netflix’s horror TV series, Resident Evil, is not going to see the light of day for a second season as the show has just got canceled by the major streaming platform. The horror series has Charlie’s Angels star Ella Balinska in the lead role, and everything else seemed to be going well for the series until it didn’t.

This comes as quite a bit of a shocker honestly (not entirely), given the fact that the show had a pretty strong start- it debuted as the number two most watched series on Netflix, then made its way up to the top by dethroning Stranger Things. But in the end, it couldn’t stand the pressure of time and here we have a canceled show.

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A still from Resident Evil

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What Made Netflix Choose To End Resident Evil’s Journey This Soon?

Sadly, we won’t be seeing Ella Balinska kick zombie butt anymore. But there’s a reason why the show got canceled altogether despite the strong headstart.

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The cast of Resident Evil

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What brings the doom of a popular TV series? Well, first of all, it’s the show itself not being able to keep up with its newfound fame- and that’s a major reason why it got shelved. The first week of the show was definitely spectacular in numbers, but the second week saw it remain stagnant with its view count, and in the third week the series straight up dropped out of the Top 10 Netflix TV shows, yikes.

Now onto the reception, Resident Evil was panned by critics and fans alike, its reviews on IMDb show a meager 3.9/10 rating, and it has a 55% Rotten Tomatoes rating, which honestly tells you how much fans don’t rate it at all.

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Here’s A Look At Ella Balinska’s Upcoming Video Game

Ella Balinska, who stars alongside Lance Reddick in Resident Evil, also has an upcoming video game in which the protagonist is modeled after her. Forspoken is an upcoming action game that focuses on movement fluidity as one of its core aspects, and there’s magic involved!

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A poster for Forspoken

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The story revolved around Frey Holland, a young woman wielding magical powers in the world Athia. Holland must use the magical powers at her disposal to get back home in one piece. Here’s a 10-minute gameplay trailer for the game

Forspoken is developed by Square Enix and will be released on January 24, 2023 on the Playstation 5 and Windows platforms.

Source: Twitter