By Jason Delgado
Netflix confirmed today that there will be a new live action Resident Evil series based on the highly-popular Capcom video game franchise. The eight episodes (one hour long each) will jump back and forth between two timelines.
The first timeline focuses on fourteen-year-old sisters Jade and Billie Wesker moving to New Racoon City. The new, manufactured town is full of creepy surprises of which fans of the game are all too aware. The Wesker sisters also have to contend with the secrets of their father: mysteries that may destroy the world.
The second timeline takes place over a decade into the future, where there are less than fifteen million people left on Earth. That doesn’t sound too bad; it’s probably better for the planet, right? Wrong. There are six billion monsters consisting of humans and animals that are affected with the dreaded zombie T-virus. Jade is now thirty (which is difficult enough), and contending with this New World, while secrets from the past about her sister, father, and herself, continue to haunt her.
Andrew Dabb, showrunner and writer/producer of the show, said: “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.”
It sounds like this story will be a departure from the Resident Evil film franchise. There should be much to still explore within this universe, even after six movies. FoCC Blog can’t wait to see if this new Netflix series brings the scary good times that the video games have done over the years, ever since the original came out on Playstation in 1996!
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By Jason Delgado