Netflix has revealed that they are currently working on a new live-action Resident Evil TV series. The streaming giant revealed that the series will be produced by Constantin Films which is the same company that made the popular Resident Evil movies starring Milla Jovovich.
The new series will feature an original story set within two timelines of the Resident Evil universe. The first will feature Billie and Jade Wesker moving into New Raccoon City in their teenage years. Presumably, the kids are related to the game’s longtime antagonist Albert Wesker. As the story, progresses, the kids will find out that their father is hiding deep dark secrets.
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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The second timeline will jump 16 years in the future where the planet is already affected by the T-virus. This timeline will focus on Jade doing everything she can to survive a world invaded by zombies.
Supernatural co-executive producer and writer, Andrew Dabb, will be the executive producer, writer, and showrunner for the new Resident Evil TV series which will have a total of eight episodes for its first season. Bronwen Hughes, popularly known for his work in Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, and The Walking Dead, will reportedly direct the first two episodes of the series.
Even if the new Resident Evil TV series is being produced by the Constantin Films, it is still unsure if the story will crossover with the film franchise. Also, Netflix still hasn’t made any solid details about the series including its cast or release date.