The new adaption of Resident Evil on Netflix is one of the worst-rated shows to ever come out on the streaming platform. It’s the first adaption since Johannes Roberts‘ 2021 film Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City.
The show only came out last week, and ratings are already meagre; Rotten Tomatoes gives an audience score of only 25 per cent. Meanwhile, on Metacritic, we find a measly user score of 1.8, indicating ‘overwhelming dislike’.
Over on IMDb, the average user rating is 3.6 per cent. This score makes Resident Evil one of the site’s poorest-rated series, with that unfortunate list ranging from 1.3 to 4.4 per cent user rating.
The summary of the new series reads, “In the first timeline, 14-year-old sisters Jade and Billie Wesker are moved to New Raccoon City. A manufactured corporate town, forced on them right as adolescence is in full swing. But the more time they spend there, the more they come to realise that the town is more than it seems and their father may be concealing dark secrets. Secrets that could destroy the world.”
So his reboot of the Resident Evil franchise centres on long-time Resi character Albert Wesker, played by Lance Reddick and his children Jade (Ella Baliska) and Billie (Adeline Rudolph). The series features two separate timelines, one where Jade is a young girl having moved to Raccoon City, and another set in 2036.
“Cut to the second timeline,” the summary continues, “well over a decade into the future: there are less than fifteen million people left on Earth. And more than six billion monsters – people and animals infected with the T-virus. Jade, now thirty, struggles to survive in this New World, while the secrets from her past – about her sister, her father and herself – continue to haunt her.”