Eight-episode project is officially a go through Constantin Film
Not content with a long-running series of films, the next stop for Capcom's Resident Evil series is Netflix. After months of development, Netflix confirmed the go-ahead for the TV series, which will start with eight episodes with Supernatural co-showrunner Andrew Dabb overseeing it all.
Dabb commented on the announcement, saying Resident Evil is his favorite game of all time. "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," he said.
Produced through Constantin Film, Resident Evil will also have Dabb writing and executive producing. Bronwen Hughes of The Walking Dead will direct the first two episodes and serve as another executive producer.
The @NXOnNetflix account teased the series with a shot of a script and some story hints centered on the "Wesker kids" and "New Raccoon City."
When the Wesker kids move to New Raccoon City, the secrets they uncover might just be the end of everything. Resident Evil, a new live action series based on Capcom’s legendary survival horror franchise, is coming to Netflix. pic.twitter.com/XWh5XYxklD— NX (@NXOnNetflix) August 27, 2020
If that piqued your interest, here's how The Hollywood Reporter sums up the split-timeline story:
The Netflix series will tell its new story across two timelines. In the first, 14-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. The second, more than a decade into the future sees less than 15 million people left on Earth. And more than 6 billion monsters — people and animals infected with the T-virus. Jade, now 30, struggles to survive in this new world, while the secrets from her past — about her sister, her father and herself — continue to haunt her.