Netflix Orders "Resident Evil" Series
In an interesting announcement today, Netflix has announced an eight-episode order for Resident Evil, a live-action drama-horror series based on the Capcom video game franchise of the same name. Produced by the same studio that was behind the six film franchise that starred Milla Jovovich, Constantin Films seems to be doing the same thing they did before...as in barely using the actual story from the games for the new series. In fact, it sounds like it could be set in the universe of the films.
The story of the series will unfold across two timelines. The first timeline will follow fourteen-year-old sisters Jade and Billie Wesker who are moved to New Raccoon City – a manufactured, corporate town, forced on them in adolescence. The more time they spend there, the more they realize this town is more than it seems.
The second timeline will take place a decade into the future where there are less than fifteen million people left on Earth and over six billion monsters, once people and animals who were infected with the T-virus. Jade, now in her thirties, struggles to survive in this New World, while the secrets from her past continue to haunt her.
Andrew Dabb is set to serve as writer and showrunner, while he will serve as executive producer alongside Robert Kulzer and Oliver Berben. In addition, Bronwen Hughes will executive produce the first two episodes of the series which Hughes is set to direct. Stay tuned!