Return to Raccoon City
Big news today for fans of Resident Evil and/or sitting on the couch, as Netflix has confirmed that the Resident Evil TV series has gone into production. It’s been noted that Constantin Film, known for backing the Milla Jovovich Resident Evil movies, is producing the show. Check out the official synopsis below.
Focusing on two separate timelines, Netflix’s Resident Evil is looking to tell an all-new story, not previously seen in any of the games. The first season will consist of eight, hour-long episodes.
“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.”
“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.”
‘Supernatural’ natural writer Andrew Dabb has been pegged as the showrunner, executive producer, and writer.
“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,” Dabb said in a statement. “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.”
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