Netflix unveils new Resident Evil series
James R | On 27, Aug 2020
Netflix has officially unveiled its new Residential Evil series, inspired by the legendary video game franchise.
The scripted live action series will tell a brand new story across two timelines. In the first timeline, 14-year-old sisters Jade and Billie Wesker are moved to New Raccoon City. A manufactured, corporate town, forced on them right as adolescence is in full swing. But the more time they spend there, the more they come to realize that the town is more than it seems and their father may be concealing dark secrets. Secrets that could destroy the world. Cut to the second timeline, well over a decade into the future: there are fewer than 15 million people left on Earth. And more than 6 billion monsters – people and animals infected with the T-virus. Jade, now 30, struggles to survive in this New World, while the secrets from her past – about her sister, her father and herself – continue to haunt her.
ANDREW DABB, Showrunner and Executive Producer, said: “Resident Evil is my favorite game of all time. 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.”
Dabb will exec produce the eight-episode series alongside Bronwen Hughes (The Walking Dead), who will direct the first two episodes. Other EPs include Robert Kulzer and Oliver Berben of Constantin Film and Mary Leah Sutton. Constantin Film CEO Martin Moszkowicz is also on board as producer.