The possibility of Netflix developing a Resident Evil series has been mentioned for over a year. And, in the end, Netflix confirmed that they are working on a live-action adaptation of Capcom’s legendary survival-horror franchise.
Resident Evil will tell a brand new story across two timelines according to Netflix and it briefly describes the series as follows:
“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 (editor’s note: Albert Wesker, we presume!) 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.”
Netflix has also released an image of the first script via its the official Twitter account:
The streaming company revealed that showrunner and writer Andrew Dabb (Supernatural), and director Bronwen Hughes (The Walking Dead) who will direct the first two episodes will work on the first season which will consist of one hour-long eight episodes. Alongside Robert Kulzer, Oliver Berben of Constantin Film, and Mary Leah Sutton, Both Dabb and Hughes will serve as executive producers.
“Resident Evil is my favorite game of all time,” Andrew Dabb said. “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.”