The upcoming Netflix Original series ‘Resident Evil‘ is based on the Capcom game with the same name. The franchise, which debuted in 1996, has spawned numerous video game sequels, novels, and a popular film franchise.
This series alternates between two eras. One is in 2022, when Albert Wesker (Lance Reddick) and his daughter Jade (Ella Balinska) relocate to New Raccoon City. The other takes place in 2036, when Jade explores a post-apocalyptic London.
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Here’s all you need to know about ‘Resident Evil’:
The live-action series is all set to release on Netflix on July 14, 2022.
Lance Reddick will play Wesker, the iconic antagonist who has appeared in the games since Resident Evil 2. Previously, Reddick appeared in Fringe and John Wick.
Ella Balinska, Tamara Smart, Siena Agudong, Adeline Rudolph, and Paola Nuez will join Reddick on the show.
The series will consist of eight one-hour episodes, the first two of which will be directed by Bronwen Hughes of ‘The Walking Dead’ and ‘The Journey Is The Destination’ fame. The show is produced by Constantin Film, and the producer is listed as the company’s CEO, Martin Moszkowicz.
What the series is going to be about-
The story will take place over two years. Billie and Jade Wesker, sisters, are moving to New Raccoon City in 2022 with their father, Albert, a biotechnologist of some sort. Though their new home appears idyllic, it quickly turns into a nightmare when Umbrella Corporation, responsible for a mass outbreak of T-virus zombies over 20 years ago, releases Joy, a new anti-anxiety drug that happens to contain that same virus. Predictably, an outbreak occurs, and something unspecified but horrifying occurs to Billie in the midst of the chaos. Jade makes it out alive, but without her sister.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, the showrunner Andrew Dabb had said in May “The games are our backstory. We may not get there until season five, but it is in our world. As we’re moving ahead and talking about scripts for season two, the Village is a resource we can draw on.”