Netflix has revealed that it will be releasing its live-action Resident Evil TV series and shared some behind-the-scenes details.
After much speculation, the streaming platform has agreed to a series of eight hour-long episodes based on the popular survival horror video game franchise.
Andrew Dabb (Supernatural) will serve as showrunner, and Bronwen Hughes (The Walking Dead) will executive-produce and direct the first two episodes.
The series is described as a brand-new story spread across two different timelines: “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.”
In a statement, Dabb said: “Resident Evil is my favorite 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.”