More than a year after the first rumors, Netflix has officially commissioned a live-action series based on the successful video game franchise, Resident Evil. The series, developed by Andrew Dabb (Supernatural), will consist of eight episodes and will tell a new story through two timelines.
In the first one, Jade and Billie Wesker, two fourteen-year-old sisters are transferred to New Raccoon City. The more time they spend in the city, the more they realize that the city has more than it seems and that their father may be hiding dark secrets that could destroy the world. In the second, which will take place more than a decade in the future, there are less than 15 million people left on Earth and more than six billion monsters – in other words, people and animals infected with the T-virus. Jade, now in her thirties, struggles to survive in this New World, while the secrets of her past – about her sister, her father and herself – continue to haunt her.
In a statement, Andrew Dabb revealed his enthusiasm for the project: “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. 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”.
Andrew Dabb will be assisted by Bronwen Hughes in this adaptation. The director, who has already worked on The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad and The Resident, will be in charge of the first two episodes of the series.