Netflix Confirms Live Action Resident Evil Series
Yes you read that correctly, those rumours that circulated the web previously are in fact true. Netflix has officially confirmed the news and given us a bit of detail on the upcoming live action series.
Building on one of the most popular game franchises of all time, the series will tell a brand new story across two different timelines. Both will follow the daughters of Albert Wesker in the present and future. Wesker of course appeared in the very first video game in 1996, and has been one of the primary antagonists throughout the series.
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."
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Netflix has in fact ordered 8 hour-long episodes with Bronwen Hughes directing and executive producing the first two episodes. Showrunner Andrew Dabb, who is serving as executive producer and writer for the show, sounded incredibly excited about bringing the iconic franchise to the small screen.
“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,”
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