Netflix has officially confirmed a Resident Evil TV series to premiere on its streaming service, revealing a brand new story line that features new characters based on the popular ’90s video game franchise.
“Resident Evil is my favorite game of all time,” series writer Andrew Dabb (of Supernatural fame) 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. For every type of Resident Evil fan, including those joining us for the first time, the series will be complete with a lot of old friends, and some things (bloodthirsty, insane things) people have never seen before.”
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 series will have two timelines: one pre-apocalyptic and one post-apocalyptic. The first will follow the lives of fourteen-year-old sisters Jade and Billie Wesker as they move to New Raccoon City and discover its oddities, while the second will focus more on Jade’s life 16 years later, after the T-virus wipes out most of humanity.
The original Resident Evil video game was released by Capcom in 1996. It has expanded to a host of sequels, six movies, books, and even theme park attractions and a restaurant, earning the name over $1.2 billion.
The Netflix series will feature eight hour-long episodes, but a definitive release date has not yet been announced.
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