Netflix has recently put in an order for Resident Evil to be made into a series for the streaming platform. The series is set to be a live-action one, and will be based on Capcom’s prolific survival horror game franchise.
News of a Resident Evil TV series has been ruminating for some time now, as plans for a Netflix series first surfaced around last year.
The order is currently 8 episodic 1-hour block. Andrew Dabb will serve as writer, executive producer and showrunner, and Bronwen Hughes will direct and executive produce the first two episodes of the series. Constantin Films will be serving as the studio behind the project. Those were the guys responsible for the six Resident Evil film franchise which ended with this beaut…
There is also news on the narrative of this new Resident Evil series, which spans over two unique timelines.
In the first timeline, two fourteen-year-old sisters Jade and Billie Wesker has 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.
Here is what Dabb had to say about the upcoming project:
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.Andrew dabb, executive producer/writer