The next Resident Evil adaptation from Netflix is a live-action TV series coming to the service this summer, and we now have a release date!
Yesterday, some posters from the upcoming Resident Evil series on Netflix were revealed. This time it’s a live-action jaunt from the streaming service, as opposed to 2021’s CGI show Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness.
The show premieres on Netflix on July 14. It’s set in New Raccoon City, and focuses on Albert Wesker’s kids, Jade and Billie. It’s set across two timelines, one pre-outbreak, and one post in the year 2036, and will run for eight episodes. Netflix’s official logline reads:
“Year 2036 – 14 years after a deadly virus caused a global apocalypse, Jade Wesker fights for survival in a world overrun by the blood-thirsty infected and insane creatures. In this absolute carnage, Jade is haunted by her past in New Raccoon City, by her father’s chilling connections to the Umbrella Corporation but mostly by what happened to her sister, Billie.”
Horizon Forbidden West actor Lance Reddick is playing the role of Albert Wesker. It also stars Tamara Smart as Billie Wesker, Siena Agudong as Jade Wesker. As well as Ella Balinska, Adeline Rudolph, and more.
Netflix also teased the show with some incredibly stylish posters. Though aside from just saying Resident Evil on them, an official title has not been revealed. It might just be that the show simply ends up with the title Resident Evil.
While not from Netflix, this is the second live-action adaptation of Resident Evil to come out within the space of a year. Last year saw the release of Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City, which was not particularly well received by critics. Maybe Netflix will have a better go at it.
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Featured Image Credit: Capcom/ Netflix