Over 18 months ago we reported that Netflix were working on a “Resident Evil” TV series based on the popular Capcom computer games – and now they have finally confirmed it! The show is being created by Constantin Film who have worked on the previous Resident Evil films and, more recently, worked with Netflix on “Polar“.
While there is no official release date, we can confirm that the series is made up of eight 1-hour episodes and the series will tell a brand new story spread across two timelines. Andrew Dabb (“Supernatural”) is the showrunner and Bronwen Hughes (“The Walking Dead”, “The Journey Is the Destination”) will direct the first two episodes.
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.
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
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