Netflix shares first details about Resident Evil TV series
The streaming giant has ordered eight episodes of the show which was originally announced in January 2019.
Netflix has shared the first details about its upcoming live-action Resident Evil TV series.
They confirmed that while the show will have connections to both the video game and film series, it won’t be a reboot or a continuation of either.
It will instead follow an original story which is split into two different timelines.
The first will follow 14-year-old sisters Jade and Billie Wesker as they move to the infamous Racoon City and slowly begin to realize that it’s hiding some dark, sinister secrets.
The second is set more than 10 years in the future in a world that’s been completely ravaged by the deadly T-virus. A now 30-year-old Jade struggles to survive amongst six billion infected monsters whilst continuing to be haunted by her past.
Nothing’s been confirmed, but it’s presumed that the two are the daughters of the Umbrella Corporation's Albert Wesker who served as the antagonist in the very first Resident Evil game.
Supernatural’s Andrew Dabb will serve as both head writer and showrunner on the series with Breaking Bad’s Bronwen Hughes set to direct the first two episodes.
“Resident Evil is my favourite game of all time,” Dabb said in a statement. “I’m incredibly excited to tell a new chapter in this amazing story and bring the first ever Resident Evil series to Netflix members around the world.