Renewed Or Cancelled?
Resident Evil is the latest attempt to adapt the videogame of the same name. Expect less horror and more teen drama and clones.
If you’ve finished watching this one, you may be wondering if this one’s been renewed or cancelled. Well, read ahead and we’ll let you know what we know so far about a renewal!
What is Resident Evil about?
“Not Resident Evil” would probably be the easiest jab to make at this show. Anyway, I digress. The story follows Jade and Billie, two teens who find themselves in New Raccoon City, where they soon realize all is not what it seems.
As the series progresses, this timeline advances at the same time as another in 2036, set 13 years after “the end” of the world.
We have extensive coverage of Resident Evil across the site, including a full season review and recaps for all episodes. You can check those out HERE.
Has Resident Evil been renewed for season 2?
At the time of writing, Resident Evil has not been renewed for a second season. Given the ending though, this one is almost screaming for a sequel given nothing is resolved in the end.
Generally Netflix gauge numerous metrics before renewing a show, including how many people initially watch it and then looking at the drop-off rate per episode. With some shows, cancellations or renewals happen quickly (ala. Squid Game, Bridgerton & Irregulars). Other times, it can take months before Netflix make a decision over a show’s future.
So far, Resident Evil has had a mixed reception from critics and audiences alike, with some absolutely loving this new direction while others (like ourselves) loathing it. However, the audience is pretty skewed toward disliking this.
Given how far removed this is from the source material, coupled with that audience reaction, we’re predicting that Resident Evil will not be renewed for a second season. However, given 6 of the 7 writers have barely any experience with screenwriting, Netflix may choose to renew this one with a thinner budget.
We’ll be sure to update this section with more details as they become available.
What we know about season 2 so far:
Barely anything is known about season 2 at this point, given Netflix have not green-lit a sequel. However, we do know that Ada Wong will be a part of this.
If the streaming giants do renew this one, we’re obviously going to see a continuation of these two timelines, picking up from where we left off.
Despite all these questions, we’re going out on a limb and thinking Resident Evil is going to be a summer casualty and there will not be a season 2. We will aim to update this page when more information becomes available!
Would you like to see Resident Evil return for a second season? Or do you think the story has run its course now? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!