Netflix is developing a live-action Resident Evil series, based on Capcom's hugely popular horror video game franchise.
After rumours of a TV show emerged early last year, the streaming platform took to Twitter on Thursday, August 27 to announce the official news, sharing a photograph of the script for the upcoming title's very first episode.
Alongside the image, the account teasingly wrote: "When the Wesker kids move to New Raccoon City, the secrets they uncover might just be the end of everything."
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
In a follow-up tweet, it noted that the outing's first season will consist of 8 one-hour episodes, and that Supernatural producer Andrew Dabb will act as showrunner. Bronwen Hughes (The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad) is set to direct the first two instalments.
"Resident Evil is my favorite game of all time," Dabb recently told Deadline. "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."
Elsewhere, the same publication revealed that the series will follow sisters Jade and Billie Wesker across two timelines. The first will centre on their arrival to New Raccoon City when they were 14-years-old; and the second, which takes place 16 years later, will explore what it's like to be one of less than 15 million people left on Earth following a deadly T-virus outbreak.
Fighting for survival in a threatening New World, Jade, now thirty, must battle literal monsters – of which there are said to be six billion on the planet – as well as secrets from her past.
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