Just when you thought it was safe to go to New Raccoon City, Netflix changes the game. It was confirmed today that a new Resident Evil live action series is indeed happening at the streamer. If you didn’t see the announcement on social media, here you go:
Can’t get much better confirmation than an actual script. Andrew Dabb (Supernatural) will serve as executive producer and showrunner. Bronwen Hughes (The Walking Dead, The Journey Is The Destination) will direct and executive produce the first two episodes. Other executive producers include Robert Kulzer and Oliver Berben of Constantin Film and Mary Leah Sutton.
Now the really interesting part, the series will take place in two different timelines. We also have a synopsis for both.
“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.”
“In 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.”
Doesn’t feel like we should get too attached to Billie, based on that. Hey, you never know! This is a new chapter in the story, that looks to bring some never before seen things to the table, but also some things from the past for long time fans. No release date or casting information was provided.
More on this as it develops.
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