Resident Evil fans, brace up for a rush of dopamine coz your favorite survival horror video game is coming soon on Netflix as a live-action series!
Based on the popular video game franchise, this adaptation is being written by an executive producer and co-showrunner on The CW’s Supernatural series, Andrew Dabb. Eight episodes have been ordered for the first season of the horror series.
Netflix revealed more about the series in a press release:
“Building on one of the most popular, best selling survival horror video games of all time, Resident Evil will tell a brand new story across two timelines.”Netflix
Revealing the plot lines, the statement further read:
“In the first timeline, fourteen-year-old sisters Jade and Billie Wesker are moved to New Raccoon City, a manufactured, corporate town. This move is forced on them right as adolescence is in full swing. Now, the more time they spend there, the more they come to realize that the town is more than it seems. Add to that the realization that their father may be concealing dark secrets, that could destroy the world.”Netflix
The second one is a little more topical and has a deadly zombie-ish virus spreading round the world. Explaining the same, the statement read:
“Well over a decade into the future (from the first timeline): there are less than fifteen million people left on Earth. But more than six billion monsters — people and animals infected with the T-virus – roam the earth free and wild. Jade, now thirty, struggles to survive in this New World, while the secrets from her past continue to haunt her.”
Showrunner/Executive Producer/Writer, Andrew Dabb was quoted as saying:
“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… the series will be complete with a lot of old friends, and some things (bloodthirsty, insane things) people have never seen before.”Andrew Dabb
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