Netflix has announced a new live-action TV series based on the Capcom’s popular Resident Evil series of video games that will be produced by Constantin Film, the same company that made the previous six Resident Evil films starring Milla Jovovich.
The upcoming series will feature an original story set within the world of the Resident Evil, set across two timelines. The first will see sisters Jade and Billie Wesker (presumably of some relation to longtime series antagonist Albert Wesker) move to the corporate town of New Raccoon City at age 14, before realizing the destination and their father “may be concealing dark secrets.”
The second timeline will jump 16 years into the future, with the Earth devastated by Resident Evil’s signature zombie-making T-virus, and focus on Jade (and the less than 15 million human survivors) trying to survive in a world overrun by six billion mutated monsters.
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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Andrew Dabb — who had previously worked as a writer and co-executive producer on Supernatural — will serve as the showrunner, executive producer, and writer for the eight-episode series, with Bronwen Hughes (a director best known for her work on The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, and Better Call Saul) set to direct the first two episodes of the series.
While Netflix’s Resident Evil is being produced by the same production company, it’s not clear yet whether the story will tie in or crossover to the film franchise in any way — either the existing Paul W. S. Anderson series or the reboot that is apparently in the works. Netflix has also yet to announce any other concrete details on the series, like a cast or even a general release date.