This just in from our friends at Netflix- we ARE getting a live action television series based on Capcom’s “Resident Evil” franchise! Confirmed this morning officially, we first reported on this possibility back in January of 2019 with Constantin Film at the helm of a possible film reboot. This isn’t that.
Apparently the series will have a 8-episode first season.
Directly from the official Netflix “Resident Evil” press release:
Building on one of the most popular, best selling survival horror video games of all time, Resident Evil will tell a brand new story across two timelines:
In the first timeline, fourteen-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 less than fifteen million people left on Earth. And more than six billion monsters — people and animals infected with the T-virus. Jade, now thirty, struggles to survive in this New World, while the secrets from her past – about her sister, her father and herself – continue to haunt her.
“Supernatural” Andrew Dabb will be acting as series showrunner, head writer, and executive producer. Of the news, he 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.”
Bronwen Hughes (The Walking Dead, The Journey Is The Destination) will direct and executive produce the first two episodes. Robert Kulzer and Oliver Berben of Constantin Film and Mary Leah Sutton will be executive producing. Constantin Film CEO Martin Moszkowicz is producing.
No word on casting or a likely production start yet, but we’ll let you know what he hear.