Netflix cancels 'Resident Evil' after first season

The show also marked Pakistani actor Ahad Raza Mir's Netflix debut

Entertainment Desk August 27, 2022

Netflix has cancelled Resident Evil after its first season as the drama did not have a particularly strong showing on Netflix’s Top 10, reported Deadline. The show also marked Pakistani actor Ahad Raza Mir's Netflix debut. The heartthrob had played Arjun Batra (Arj) in the OTT adaptation of the zombie game series.

In a previous interview with Khaleej Times, Mir spoke about his experience working in the Netflix original. The actor had shared “When you’re working on TV, there are things you can’t do. But the nice thing about OTT is that it gives you this avenue to explore anything. And that’s quite liberating for an actor. But the best part about OTT is that it’s global." 

The Dhoop Ki Deewar star added, "You can watch it from anywhere. That’s why platforms like Netflix are really valuable for everybody. As an actor, it’s exciting for people to see your work but I think it’s also great for the audience to engage with each other from different parts of the world, viewing the same content."

The actor, who is guilty of having played all Resident Evil games and watched all the movies, describes his character as someone who plays more of a pivotal role in the emotional moments. “I really have a great understanding of the lore and the story that Resident Evil presents. But what’s really interesting about this show is that it’s taking that lore and turning it on its head, giving it a brand-new presentation,” the Ehd-e-Wafa actor added.

Resident Evil, which hails from showrunner Andrew Dabb, takes place in the year 2036. Fourteen years after a deadly virus caused a global apocalypse, Jade Wesker (Ella Balinska) fights for survival in a world overrun by blood-thirsty infected and insane creatures.

In this absolute carnage, Jade is haunted by her past in New Raccoon City, by her father’s chilling connections to the Umbrella Corporation but mostly by what happened to her sister, Billie. The series stars Balinska, Lance Reddick, Tamara Smart, Siena Agudong, Adeline Rudolph and Nuñez. Additional cast members are Connor Gosatti and Turlough Convery.

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