A new live-action Resident Evil series is coming to Netflix in the near future. From plot details to a release date, here’s everything we know about the latest adaptation of the popular survival horror franchise.
Resident Evil first released on PlayStation in 1996 with the historic Capcom game by Shinji Mikami and Tokuro Fujiwara. Since then, it’s gone on to become one of the most successful and longest-running horror game franchises of all time.
Not only have we seen multiple sequels and spinoff games over the years, but we’ve seen a wide range of adaptations into other mediums as well. From the live-action film series starring Milla Jovovich to a range of animated productions, there’s been plenty to keep die-hard fans satisfied.
Now, we know for certain that yet another live-action adaption is in the works. This time, fans have a new Netflix series to look forward to and we’ve got the early rundown on all there is to know.
- Resident Evil Netflix series release date
- Resident Evil Netflix series cast
- Who is directing Resident Evil on Netflix?
- Resident Evil Netflix story details
The Resident Evil Netflix series is set to premiere on Thursday, July 14.
As with most Netflix shows, the full eight-episode season is expected to release all at once. This means fans can binge through the full story right away, rather than having to wait on weekly episode drops.
Only a few select cast members and their respective characters have been revealed thus far. While details are scarce, we do know for certain that Lance Reddick portrays Albert Wesker, a staple character from the very first entry in the series.
Beyond that, not much else is known about the remaining cast in the Resident Evil Netflix series. While the like of Ella Balinska, Tetiana Gaida, and Turlough Convery, to name a few, all appear to be locked in for the full eight-episode run, little is know about their roles.
The Resident Evil Netflix series has been written by Andrew Dabb, best known for his work on the hit dark fantasy show Supernatural, as well as comic book work for Ghostbusters: Legion.
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The first two episodes of the series have been directed by Bronwen Hughes who has previously worked on projects such as the Journey is the Destination, and most notably on the tonally similar show The Walking Dead.
Netflix has announced that the series consists of eight episodes, each of them lasting one hour. The show is being made by Constantin films, who were also behind the six installments of the Resident Evil film franchise.
When the Wesker kids move to New Raccoon City, the secrets they uncover might just be the end of everything. Resident Evil, a new live action series based on Capcom’s legendary survival horror franchise, is coming to Netflix. pic.twitter.com/XWh5XYxklD
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As reported by Polygon, the show will feature two timelines, one that consists of teenage sisters Jade and Billie Wesker moving to New Raccoon City, slowly finding out about the colossal secrets their father is keeping.
The other timeline takes place a decade later, only 15 million people left in the world with the T-virus having taken over. With Jade now in her thirties, she tries to navigate what the world has become, and the after-effects of her teenage years.