Rather than a new movie franchise, Resident Evil is going serial with a brand new story but the very familiar T-Virus still being the key to everything.
|Release Date (Netflix)||TBD|
|Episode Count||(8) 1 Hour Episodes|
|Noted Cast Members|
|Jade Wesker (14)||TBD|
|Billie Wesker (14)||TBD|
|Jade Wesker (30)||TBD|
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.
While we have seen many video games turned into shows, mainly they have stuck to the animated route, like Sonic or Final Fantasy. So it should be interesting to see Resident Evil, which may have been critically panned but often was financially successful, transition to a serial format. But, like with the films, what will make or break the series is who is Jade and how much will be taken from the video games?
It’s noted in Netflix’s press release that Dab plans to have “a lot of old friends,” but with this being an announcement that the show will exist, it isn’t clear who will show up, never mind if they will show up in season 1, or the seasons which will follow.
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