Netflix’s genre-focused Twitter account, NX, announced a new live-action television series based on Resident Evil today.
According to the tweets, the series will be eight 1-hour episodes. The announcement contained an image of a script of the first episode, titled “Welcome to New Raccoon City”. The text says “When the Wesker kids move to New Raccoon City, the secrets they uncover might just be the end of everything,” pointing to the story involving the lineage of the Weskers, everyone’s favorite, extremely dysfunctional evil family.
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
Andrew Dabb of Supernatural fame is helming the series, while Bronwen Hughes, from The Walking Dead and The Journey is the Destination, is set to direct the first two episodes.
The Hollywood Reporter has also released an article that provides more details of the series. The story will take place over two time periods. First, Billie and Jade Wesker move to New Raccoon City, only to find the town and their father are harboring dark secrets. The second time period takes place when Jade is 30, following a zombie apocalypse that has left the human population reduced to 15 million, while billions of monsters roam free.
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