Big budget and big expectations don’t always mix and Netflix is pushing zombies to the grave.
At the moment at Netflix, it’s the carnage on all sides. Subscribers are enraged by soaring prices and many projects are canceled and sometimes even nipped in the bud. But while the characters in the live-action series of resident Evil struggled to survive their own apocalypse, Netflix’s didn’t spare them either. After only one season which failed to convince spectators and fans of the license, the series based on the horror game from Capcom is coming to an end to the delight of its detractors.
Some liked it, others hated it, but it must be admitted that the series missed the mark more than it gave birth to a decent adaptation. Following these mixed and above all mixed returns, this is one of the first times that users of the N rouge platform have welcomed a cancellation. However, resident Evil had some good ideas that could have turned out really well. The narration between two eras was rather well thought out, and the author of the series was already planning to include iconic characters in new seasons, such as Lady Dimitrescu from Resident Evil Village. Unfortunately, we will therefore never have the chance to discover our favorite grande dame with sharp claws on Netflix…
Netflix and video games
The love story between the streaming platform and video games never ends, although it is tumultuous. With certain adaptations, the platform has succeeded in convincing players as well as an entire audience. We therefore find real successes such as Castlevania or the cartoon of Cuphead. These projects have the merit of being very faithful, probably thanks to the animation format which allows more freedom. But yet, Netflix is not about to stop series and movies inspired by games.
Indeed, the next big project of its kind is none other than a series Horizon Zero Dawn. PlayStation and Netflix must therefore bet big on each other to give birth to an adaptation that will do honor to both parties. The attraction of the platform for video games also turns on the side of smartphones with a whole catalog of mobile games offered at no additional cost to subscribers. There are real nuggets, and yet, this service is used by less than one percent of users. So if you’re not sure which game to install on your phone, take a look at Netflix’s selection. You might find your next crush there!