Resident Evil Season 2 Is Looking ‘Highly Unlikely’

Resident Evil Season 2 is looking “highly unlikely”, at least, according to one of our sources with very close ties to Netflix, which is interesting news. The series was released on the streaming platform last month, and it got a lot of attention online, but not really for the right reasons.

We’ve been trying to find out what’s going on with Resident Evil for quite some time now. However, it wasn’t until recently that we finally got some news on the current status of the show’s second season. The show is based on a series of video games by Capcom, and the games are among some of the very best survival horror video games ever made.

However, no live-action adaptation of the video games has ever been successful. We had the Paul W.S Anderson movies, which starred his wife, Milla Jovovich. They weren’t great. The first couple were OK, but they weren’t very good adaptations of the games.

We then had the movie Welcome To Racoon City, which was released last year. That movie was genuinely terrible. all hope rested on the shoulders of this Netflix series. The Netflix series was developed by Andrew Dabb, and I had a lot of hope for this show.

However, the series was released, and it really left a lot to be desired. The series went down, in my opinion, as one of the big disappointments of this year. Judging by our readers’ comments on our website and across our social media accounts, people did not think much of this new Netflix horror show.

Resident Evil Season 2 might not happen on Netflix

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Anyway, let’s get onto what our source had to say about whether Season 2 is going to happen or not. Here’s what they had to say on the matter:

Second season [of Resident Evil] is looking very unlikely at the moment. Still no official decision on it yet. [The] show’s fate is hanging by a string.

Judging by that response to our question, it really doesn’t sound good for the show’s second season and its showrunner, Andrew Dabb. He’s not been quiet about wanting to do more seasons of the series. In an interview with ComicBook.com, he explained:

The games are our backstory. Everything that happened in the games exists in this world. So like, the village is there. We might not get there ’til season 5, but it is in our world.

Moreover, it seems like he’s even got a story in mind for Season 2. Dabb noted in an interview with Screen Rant that the second season would “100%” feature an appearance from Ada Wong.

Will Netflix try something new with the property?

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Netflix’s Resident Evil series starred Ella Balinska, Tamara Smart, Siena Agudong, Adeline Rudolph, Paola Núñez and Lance Reddick. The cast was actually quite good. The show’s issues had nothing to do with their acting abilities.

I actually quite liked seeing Lance Reddick do his stuff as all the clones he plays in the series. In the show, he plays Al Wesker, Jade and Billie’s father, Bert Wesker, Jade and Billie’s uncle and Al’s brother, Alby Wesker, Al and Bert’s deceased brother and Albert Wesker, a rogue Umbrella operative who created several clones of himself.

That’s a lot of people to play, and he does a good job at making us believe that he’s actually playing multiple characters. The issue with this show was really all to do with its story.

I actually thought that the show looked really good. It’s easily one of the best-looking Resident Evil live-action adaptations we’ve ever seen. Some of the CGI was terrific. I’m thinking specifically of that scene with the giant caterpillar-looking thing that’s been infected with the T-virus.

There was so much promise for this series, and unfortunately, it fell short. It’s a good example of how vital story is when making these sorts of shows.

The show saw a huge drop in viewership after its first week

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The show had a huge headstart on other series that aren’t based on hugely popular franchises. So, it was no surprise when the show did very well upon its release. The series was on many of Netflix’s Top ten shows lists around the globe. However, it saw a huge decline in popularity after its initial release on the streaming platform.

The first weekend was very promising for the show. It’s ended up scoring 72 million hours in its first three days on the service. However, in week 2, the show fell to the number 2 spot, but it was still watched for 73 million hours.

Then, its third week on Netflix was when it saw a huge drop in popularity. The series saw a hefty 63% drop in viewing hours globally, which is not good, and that tends to be a good indication of whether subsequent seasons of the show will be greenlit by Netflix or not.

We can compare the show’s numbers to other series, such as Archive 81, First Kill and Cowboy Bebop, which were all cancelled by Netflix. All of those shows saw big drops in weeks 2 to 3. The only thing that sets Resident Evil apart from those other shows is that it had a bigger launch than the others.

However, it ended up having a sharper drop in viewership than Archive 81. That show was actually very popular with viewers, Resident Evil hasn’t been so popular.

What do you make of this news? Were you looking forward to watching a second season of Resident Evil on Netflix? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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‘Avalon’: Neve Campbell To Star In David E. Kelley’s ABC Drama Series – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Neve Campbell has been tapped as the lead of Avalon, ABC’s drama series based on Michael Connelly’s short story, from David E. Kelley (Big Sky, Big Little Lies), A+E Studios and 20th Television.

This marks Campbell’s second collaboration with Kelley, Connelly, fellow Avalon executive producer Ross Fineman and A+E Studios. She starred opposite Manuel Garcia-Rulfo in the breakout first season of Netflix’s The Lincoln Lawyer, another Kelley adaptation of Connelly’s work, which the two exec produce with Fineman through A+E Studios. Campbell is set to continue on The Lincoln Lawyer as a recurring guest star in Season 2.

Campbell’s Nic is the lone detective assigned to the Catalina Island substation. Somewhat inscrutable, Nic isn’t easily intimidated and holds firm to her morals. Ironically, her strong moral compass is what got her banished to Catalina’s biggest city, Avalon. It’s a gig no career-driven L.A. cop wants, but Nic soon discovers her valuable detective skills are needed more on Avalon than she could have imagined.

Avalon is created and executive produced by Kelley, who wrote the pilot episode, and Connelly. Dana Calvo executive produces with Fineman of Fineman Entertainment and Barry Jossen & Tana Jamieson for A+E Studios. The series is produced by A+E Studios and 20th Television.

Campbell also is filming a recurring role opposite Anthony Mackie in Peacock’s high-profile upcoming series Twisted Metal. On the film side, she most recently reprised her iconic role of Sidney Prescott in Spyglass Media Group and Paramount Pictures’ relaunch of the Scream film franchise. She recently confirmed that she had turned down a Scream 6 return after “feeling undervalued.” Campbell is repped by Gersh, Anonymous Content and Johnson, Shapiro, Slewett & Kole.

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50 Years Ago: ‘The Midnight Special’ Changes Music Entertainment

As incredible as it might sound now, there was a time when televised entertainment wasn’t available around the clock. That all changed with Burt Sugarman’s music-oriented variety show The Midnight Special, which debuted on Aug. 19, 1972.

Until the early ’70s, it was standard practice for most TV stations to shut off their programming after midnight and show nothing at all until the local news came on in the morning. None of the three national networks, ABC, CBS and NBC, had any programming that ran later than 1AM.

Sugarman, a TV producer with experience in the music industry, saw a missed opportunity. The last show that NBC aired on Friday nights was The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, which was immensely popular, and had a big audience of people in their teens and 20s.

So why assume all these people went to bed on Friday night immediately after Carson’s program ended? Why not create a show geared toward younger audiences – featuring live music and the occasional comedian or variety performer and see if it would make some money?

It was a great pitch, but NBC was having no part of it. So Sugarman did what any great promoter does, and took a huge gamble. He purchased the air time himself, convinced Chevrolet to be the sponsor, and made a 90-minute pilot episode.

Watch John Denver and Cass Elliot on the Pilot of ‘The Midnight Special’

“The network felt that the rock ‘n’ roll people were all drugged out and half of them wouldn’t show,” Sugarman told Jason Price in 2014. “I said, ‘I’ll tell you what, I’ll put up the money,’ and I said, ‘I’ll give you another reason: It’s a voting year and I’ll make it a get-out-to-vote show for young people.'”

And that’s what Sugarman did: Between performances, young people were encouraged to register and reminded that the voting age had recently been lowered to 18.

The real draw to the pilot, however, was the fact that it would feature live musical performances, instead of the lip-synched ones that were then the norm on many television shows. Sugarman leaned into this trope. He called his show The Midnight Special after an old American standard, and got Johnny Rivers to record the song as his theme music.

He enlisted famed DJ Wolfman Jack to be the announcer, and convinced John Denver to be his guest host. He got Andy Kaufman to do a comedy set, and signed up musical acts including Cass Elliot, Harry Chapin, the Everly Brothers, War, Linda Ronstadt, Argent, and the Isley Brothers – all of whom would perform live.

It worked. NBC saw the ratings, bought the show, and put it into regular production, where it would remain – always on late at night – into the early ’80s.

Watch Kiss on ‘The Midnight Special’

During that time, The Midnight Special became the premier TV venue for bands who wanted to perform live to get their music out to a national audience.

“Back then, a band would come to Los Angeles on Saturday and lip-sync their hit on American Bandstand,” distributor Paul Brownstein later told Ed Robertson. “If they really wanted major television exposure, though, they’d have to go to NBC in Burbank and do The Midnight Special, because that was the only opportunity for a network TV gig at the time. They would perform with live vocals.”

During the show’s run, this opportunity drew an immense number of bands. Wolfman Jack remained as the announcer, and would often interview the acts after they played, but The Midnight Special also featured a number of guest hosts – usually musicians – who would run the show in between their own performances.

The immense list of acts who appeared on the program reads like a who’s who of rock ‘n roll from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s including Chuck Berry, Blondie, Aretha Franklin, Prince, Tom Petty, Aerosmith, AC/DC, Elton John, Fleetwood Mac, David Bowie and almost everyone between. Comedians George Carlin, Steve Martin and Richard Pryor also performed on the show, as did Monty Python. ELO appeared seven times, more than any other group.

Watch Prince Perform on ‘The Midnight Special’

The live music performance aspect of The Midnight Special could actually be intimidating, particularly for acts who were used to lip-syncing on TV.

“We had, over the long time we ran on the air, about seven, eight, or nine acts that just wouldn’t sing live,” Sugarman later told MTV’s Mark Goodman. “They said, ‘We can’t’ or ‘We won’t; we don’t do that,’ and I just didn’t put them on. Obviously, I can’t name them. Half of them are still around right now. They were frightened. That’s what it was.”

It was a magical show, and brought music to a nation-wide audience that craved it. All good things, however, must end: The last episode aired on May 1, 1981. after NBC pulled the plug. The era of variety shows was drawing to a close, and there was a new form of televised music on the way which perhaps never would have appeared if The Midnight Special hadn’t proved that there was an immense appetite for music being broadcast on TV at all hours of the day and night.

That new form of music was the video, of course. MTV made its debut on Aug. 1, 1981, just three months after The Midnight Special closed its doors.

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#BBNaija: “I feel people are dragging me because of Beauty & Groovy ship, but I don’t care, didn’t attend their marriage” – Phyna – YabaLeftOnline

Big Brother Naija level-up housemate, Phyna, has said she believes she’s being dragged online for her relationship with Groovy.

Phyna and Groovy, who was previously in a relationship with a disqualified housemate, Beauty, became an item only a few days after Beauty’s exit from the house.

Recall that Beauty was disqualified following an altercation with Groovy for dancing with another lady without her permission during a Saturday night party.

Well, earlier today, Phyna, while speaking about her affair with Groovy in a conversation with Daniella, said she feels netizens will be dragging her on social media for being involved with a man who was formerly dating another housemate.

She, however, quickly noted that she doesn’t care about what people think about her relationship with Groovy.

“I feel like am being dragged outside the houe because of this groovy and beauty ship, but I don’t care, I no Kuku attend any marriage or introduction”, she said.

In other news, recently evicted housemate, Ilebaye has voted Phyna most likely to win the seventh edition of the Big Brother Naija reality show if she doesn’t get distracted by her love interest, Groovy.

Ilebaye, who was evicted on Sunday, September 11, along with Khalid, had an interview with Classic FM and was asked who she thinks would win the N100 million grand prize.

the former is more likely to win the show because she seems like a focused go-getter.

She however noted that Phyna has become laidback since she became an item with her beau, Groovy.

According to Ilebaye, Phyna’s relationship with Groovy might be a stumbling block to her winning the show because she wouldn’t be free to do some things in the house out of fear of embarrassing herself in the presence of her boyfriend.

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Where did you all go? – Man wonders if his primary school classmates disappeared

A Kenyan man identified as Mkenya Isaak has gone online to raise questions about the whereabout of people who were in the same class with his in school.

He caused fans to roll in stitched after he asked some pertinent questions about how life has been for his former classmates.

Isaak, who is also a comedian, shared a video wherein he wondered if they are doing well career-wise or struggling, if the women are already married or still single.

He also urged any of his ex-classmates who stumbles upon his video on social media to text him if they still exist.

According to the comic act, its been years since he finished school and he has not seen any of the girls or boys from his class.

In his words; “Because I don’t remember meeting any of my primary schoolmates of late. It has been years. Are you really still existing in this world. Did you succeed or you are still struggling in life? Did you get employment or are you are still waiting for the government of Kenya to employ you?

Those ladies whom we studied with, did you get married or not yet? Because you are nowhere to be seen even if I go to supermarkets I don’t see you. If I travel by public vehicle I don’t see you. I can’t even bump into you in these streets. Where did you go?”

In other news, a Zambian man identified as Martin Sampa allegedly became unconscious after he discovered that his wife is his landlady.

Local news reports that the couple have been living in the apartment for 15 years and Sampa has been paying monthly rent of 3500 kwacha (N90,000) to the owner.

It was also gathered that he gives the money to his wife known as Lushomo, who then takes it to the ‘landlord’ to pay their rent.

He did not realise that the owner of the house all along had been the woman he married, but the discovery came when Lushomo learned that Sampa was having an extramarital affair.

A fight broke out and Sampa is said to have admitted to cheating, but he defended his action by explaining that he got a mistress because he wanted someone with whom he could have intelligent discussion.

Angered by this, his wife decided to confess and she accused Martin of lacking sense because he had been paying rent even though the house they have been living in for years belong to her.

He doubted her claim so she showed him the deeds of the house, after which he slumped. Residents reportedly poured buckets of water on Sampa in a bid to revive him.

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Phil still fed as Somebody Feed Phil gets sixth-season renewal

Phil will still be fed, we’re happy to report, as Netflix confirmed today that it’s renewing Somebody Feed Phil, the food and travel series in which Everybody Loves Raymond creator Phil Rosenthal wanders from city to city, nation to nation, threatening to unleash great devastation unless his insatiable hunger is sated, for a sixth season on the air.

(Six seasons! On Netflix! Verily, this is the power of reality TV, which presumably costs exactly as much as it takes to keep Rosenthal in frame as he lurches from country to country, finger insistently pointing at his waiting maw.)

In addition to the renewal notice, Netflix also listed some of the locations that Rosenthal will visit/ravage during this upcoming season, including Croatia, Philadelphia, Nashville, Santiago, and Austin. (No word yet on what relief efforts will look like for any of the affected cities.)

On a more serious, and much sweeter note, there will also be a “special tribute episode” dedicated to Rosenthal’s parents, Helen and Max, who appeared regularly on the series—with Rosenthal calling them at the end of every episode to tell them about his culinary travels—until their deaths in 2019 and 2021, respectively. The series is showrun by Rosenthal’s brother, Rich, so it’s a whole family affair—although the most recent season, by necessity, has moved to episode-ending calls with some of Rosenthal’s famous friends, instead.

Somebody Feed Phil got its start on PBS with Rosenthal’s previous show, the far more egalitarian-titled I’ll Have What Phil’s Having. Previous episodes of the Netflix series have seen him travel across the globe in search of feed, including stops in Bangkok, Chicago, Buenos Aries, and many more.

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Jennie McAlpine’s weight loss: How Coronation Street’s Fiz dropped three dress sizes

Coronation Street star Jennie McAlpine makes her debut as Fiz Brown in Classic Coronation Street today (Tuesday, August 9).

It’s fair to say she’s changed over the years from brash, loud and bright teenager to the Fiz we know and love.

And Jennie herself has lost an impressive amount of weight since finding fame on the Weatherfield cobbles.

The actress, who has been in the ITV soap for 21 years, has dropped three dress sizes since her arrival.

But how has Jennie slimmed down?

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Fiz was quite the character when she first pitched up (Credit: ITV/Shutterstock)

Fiz Brown arrives in Coronation Street

Known as Fiz Brown before her marriage to serial killer John Stape, she burst onto the cobbles in April 2001.

Fiz was a foster daughter to Roy and Hayley Cropper. Her real name is Fiona, but she has always been known as Fiz.

She arrived into foster care at 16 years old due to her mother Cilla’s neglect.

Things were awkward with Fiz and the Croppers at first, especially as she accused Roy of being flirtateous and inappropriate with her.

She left, but later admitted she had made the accusations up and returned to the street, where she would settle down.

Fiz blossomed over her years on the cobbles and has become one of the Street’s most beloved characters.

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Jennie is a show favourite now (Credit: SplashNews.com)

Coronation Street: How has Jennie McAlpine lost weight?

Jennie has also become something of a household name, especially after her appearance on I’m A Celebrity in 2017, where she finished in fourth place.

She has also been on a weight loss journey, losing two stone.

But while most people struggle to shift the pounds, the actress admitted her method is quite simple.

According to Jennie, she follows a healthy diet and doesn’t restrict herself.

It’s not rocket science!

The Corrie star said in 2009: “I don’t go in for all the diet plans and worrying yourself silly over how much you weigh.

“Ice cream is bad, salad is good – it’s not rocket science.”

Jennie added: “If you eat more of the good stuff and take more exercise then you’ll lose weight.”

Read more: Complete Coronation Street cast list 2022 – meet them all here!

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Fiz is a Coronation Street favourite (Credit: ITV)

Despite being open about her transformation, Jennie previously revealed she doesn’t like discussing her body image.

In 2017, the soap star appeared on Loose Women when the topic of weight came up.

She shared at the time: “On the front of the magazine was ‘Jennie McAlpine admits to us ‘I wish I had a gastric band.’

“I was so distressed.”

Furthermore, Jennie explained that she doesn’t want to make weight an issue.

She continued: “I refuse to talk about it because I don’t want to be responsible for a young boy or young girl reading that.”

Coronation Street star Jennie McAlpine during her pregnancy Coronation Street star Jennie McAlpine during her pregnancy 

Jennie has welcomed two children with husband Chris Farr (Credit: SplashNews.com)

Jennie hits back at fat-shaming trolls

Sadly, Jennie has dealt with fat-shaming trolls during her time on Coronation Street.

In 2020, the actress opened up about the difficult side of fame in an interview with OK!.

When asked if she’s experienced trolling, she told the publication: “Yes I have, things like ‘you’re fat’ and ‘you can’t act’.”

Read more: Coronation Street spoilers: First look at all-new pics for next week!

She went on: “It’s really easy to say ‘ignore it’, but there are times in our lives when we’ve lost people or or we’ve just become mums and we’re more vulnerable.

“I go on social media but I don’t love it and I hope it becomes extinct by the time my children have grown up.”

Jennie shares two children with husband Chris Farr – son Albert and daughter Hilda.

Coronation Street usually airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8pm on ITV.

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Jennifer Aniston and Victor Meldrew are the same age | Daily Mail Online

Fans have been left bewildered after realising that Jennifer Aniston is now the same age as One Foot in the Grave’s character Victor Meldrew.  

The Friends star turned 19,537 days old or 53-and-a-half, on Tuesday, which is the same age that British actor Richard Wilson was when the first episode of the BBC drama aired in 1990. 

The bizarre Twitter page @MeldrewPoint demonstrates the stark contrast between famous people and the grumpy sitcom character when they reach his age. 

One person pointed out: ‘Hard to believe they’re the same species let alone the same age at that point!!’ 

People point out that Jennifer Aniston is now the same age as One Foot in the Grave’s character Victor Meldrew on Twitter 

Sharing a picture of stunning Marley & Me star the account wrote: ‘Happy Meldrew Point Day, Jennifer Aniston – she’s reached 19,537 days old, matching Richard Wilson’s age when episode 1 of One Foot In The Grave was aired on Jan 4, 1990. I don’t believe it!’ 

Another person couldn’t believe Jennifer’s in her 50s, saying: ‘She looks like she hasn’t aged at all.’

While another person said: ‘Would be hilarious to see Aniston play the role in exactly the same way as Richard Wilson, same supporting cast, same storyline and everything!’ 

Other people were just confused by the account with one person writing: ‘WTF is this account I’ve found,’ alongside a laughing emoji. ‘

The Friends actor turned 19,537 days old or 53-and-a-half, on Tuesday, which is the same age that actor Richard Wilson (pictured) was when the first episode of the BBC drama aired in 1990

On person pointed out that it is hard to believe ‘they’re the same species’ let alone the same age 

Over six seasons, Victor portrayed an annoyed old man with day-to-day life becoming a struggle.

The hilarious character was forced into early retirement from his job as a security guard. 

Richard, who recently turned 86, initially turned the part down as at 53, he felt he was too young to play the grumpy character. 

One Foot In The Grave ran for a decade before it ended in 2000, with grouchy Victor being killed off in a hit-and-run accident. 

Shocked: One person couldn’t believe Jennifers age saying the actress ‘looks like she hasn’t aged at all’

Other celebrities have also reached the unusual milestone recently, including Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, Owen Wilson and Will Smith.   

Speaking under the Foo Fighters singer’s post, someone quipped: ”I don’t believe it’ could definitely be a Foo Fighters song.’

On the Fresh Prince star’s post, another joked: ‘Hitting Meldrew Point and Chris Rock in the same year, what a time to be alive.’

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