Fellow horror game geeks rejoice! Netflix has officially confirmed that Resident Evil will be transformed into a scripted live-action series inspired by the incredibly popular, best-selling, survival horror video game series for the streaming service. The games found incredible popularity which inspired an equally popular six-film franchise. Now, continuing the expansion of the best-selling games and films, 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.
In 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.
“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.” said Andrew Dabb, executive producer, showrunner, and writer for the new series.
The first season of Resident Evil will include 8 one hour episodes. Bronwen Hughes is on board to direct the first two episodes. Hughes’ previous credits include The Walking Dead and The Journey is the Destination. The cast and series release dates have not yet been announced.