Capcom’s survival horror franchise Resident Evil is being adapted into a new Netflix series, while its plot will be directly taken from the games across two timelines.
In an official tweet and announcement by Netflix, viewers would be focusing their attention on Albert Wesker’s teenage children as they move into New Raccoon City. According to Variety, sisters Jade and Billie Wesker are growing up into adolescence as they’re surrounded by Umbrella’s corporate presence. But secrets become to surface as they spend more time exploring New Raccoon City and begin investigating the shadier parts of their family history.
It’s also worth noting the series will be exploring a different timeline in the future, with the T-Virus having raved the world. Over 15 million humans are left on the planet, while over six billion monsters including zombies and animals are roaming around. So far, only Jade will be surviving as an older character while most of the familiar brands of action and horror will be shown in this setting.
“’Resident Evil’ is my favorite game of all time,” Dabb told Variety, adding much of the game’s elements will come in full swing for the Netflix series.
“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.”
It’s unknown if the series will be taking on a Paul W.S. Anderson approach to adapting the long-time video game series, while Resident Evil is getting eight episodes for its first season. The original film series’ studio will also be filming the show, under a script by Supernatural writer Andrew Dabb. He will also be the show’s executive producer and showrunner with Robert Kulzer and Olivia Berben from Constantin Film.