A new live-action Resident Evil TV series is in development for Netflix. Simply called Resident Evil, the show will be helmed by Supernatural showrunner Andrew Dabb and will consist of eight episodes in its first season.
What will the Resident Evil TV series' story be?
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Resident Evil series will be split across two timelines. One will focus on 14-year-old Billie and Jade Wesker, who move to the corporate town of New Raccoon City and quickly start to uncover secrets that "could destroy the world". Naturally, the Wesker sisters' father Albert will also appear in the series. So far, so Resident Evil.
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— NX (@NXOnNetflix) August 27, 2020
The second timeline moves more than a decade into the future. Jade, now aged 30, must navigate a world with fewer than 15 million people left on Earth. Billions of people and animals have mutated into monsters thanks to the T-virus, and Jade must contend with secrets from her past while struggling to survive in this new, hostile climate. It remains to be seen how Netflix and Dabb intend to tell the story with this split-timeline structure.
Who's masterminding Resident Evil for Netflix?
Along with showrunner Andrew Dabb, Constantin Film's Robert Kulzer, Mary Leah Sutton, and Oliver Berben will executive-produce the series. In addition, The Walking Dead's Bronwen Hughes will direct the show's first two episodes and will also be credited as an executive producer. We don't yet know who's attached to star in the show or when we can expect to see it materialize. As ever, we'll bring you more on this as we get it.
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