Ahoy Captain Cats here and today a two for one from Netflix in the form of TV series coming and going.
First is the sad news that Netflix has canceled its cyberpunk series Altered Carbon. It was reported by Deadline that Netflix decided not to renew it for another season and that it was not due to the COVID-19 situation that we are all living in. The reason was based on its viewership vs renewal cost metric. Altered Carbon is based on a book series of the same and was written by Richard K. Morgan and its part of a trilogy of books with Altered Carbon, Broken Angels, and Woken Furies, which were all released between 2002-2005.
Deadline also reported a day later that they gave the green light for an eight-episode season for Resident Evil, which is based on the horror survival video game series of the same name. Resident Evil or RE for short, is written by Andrew Dabb, who is the co-showrunner and executive producer of Supernatural and is being produced by Constantin Film, the same studio who has done the RE films. The series will have two arcs that will follow a family and how it is related to the RE timeline, in terms of continuity.
While it’s sad to see Altered Carbon go out like that, Netflix wants to see if they can strike gold with RE as a series, but let’s just hope it lives up to expectations it has set itself for.