Thursday, August 27, 2020

'Resident Evil' Live-Action Series Ordered at Netflix

Netflix has today given a series order to the original drama series Resident Evil based on the popular video game franchise. The project will produce 8 episodes for its first season.

The series will tell a brand new story across two timelines. In the first, 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 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.

Andrew Dabb (Supernatural) developed the drama. He will executive produce with Robert Kulzer, Oliver Berben, Mary Leah Sutton and director Bronwen Hughes. Constantin Film will produce.

"Resident Evil is my favorite game of all time," said Dabb. "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."