Resident Evil is officially being turned into a television show.
Netflix has ordered eight episodes of the new live-action drama series, based on Capcom’s popular Resident Evil survival horror video game franchise.
The series will be written by Supernatural co-showrunner and executive producer, Andrew Dabb. Speaking about the project Dabb said…
“Resident Evil is my favourite game of all time. 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.”
Dabb will serve as showrunner and will executive produce the series alongside Constantin Film, the company behind the Resident Evil movies. Bronwen Hughes (The Walking Dead) will also produce and direct the first two episodes.
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
— NX (@NXOnNetflix) August 27, 2020
The Netflix series will feature a brand new story set across two timelines.
In the first timeline, 14-year-old sisters Jade and Billie Wesker are moved to New Raccoon City. A manufactured, corporate town forced on them in the midst of adolescence. 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 that could destroy the world.
The second timeline takes place more than a decade into the future. There are less than 15 million people left on Earth and more than six billion monsters (people and animals infected with the T-virus). Jade, who’s now 30 years old, struggles to survive in this New World, while the secrets from her past (about her sister, her father and herself) continue to haunt her.
Since its release in 1996, Resident Evil has become one of the best-selling video game franchises of all time with more than 100 million games sold worldwide. The game went on to inspire six movies that have grossed more than $1.2 billion worldwide, making Resident Evil the most successful movie franchise based on a video game.