Remember last year, when Netflix announced a new Resident Evil adaptation? No, not the CG-animated Infinite Darkness which, confusingly, was also promoted earlier today. The live-action one. And no, that’s not to be confused with Welcome to Raccoon City, the reboot movie coming in November. That’s right, for those of you keeping track, there is in fact a third Resident Evil project in the works – the currently untitled, live-action TV series starring the daughters of franchise antagonist Albert Wesker.

Netflix Geeked has finally revealed the cast of the upcoming show, with The Wire star Lance Reddick playing Albert Wesker. Other cast members include Ella Balinska (Charlie’s Angels), Tamara Smart (The Worst Witch, Artemis Fowl), Siena Agudong (Upside-Down Magic), Adeline Rudolph (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), and Paola Nuñez (Bad Boys for Life, The Purge).

 

 

The show will take place over two time periods. The first sees Billie and Jade Wesker moving to New Raccoon City, and another will take place in the future when a zombie apocalypse has reduced the worldwide human population to 15 million. It will consist of eight one-hour episodes.

The premise of the show alone was certainly out of left field when it was revealed last year, and now seeing the first promotional material emerge showing cast members smiling and laughing is all the more bizarre for a property based on Resident Evil. Still, with Reddick on board, it’s at least nice to see some star power behind the project. There is no word on a release date, but whenever it hits, it’s sure to be interesting, if nothing else.

 

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Written by Reece Heather

A lifelong Nintendo fan and a longtime editor at Zelda Universe, Reece will forever be grateful that he somehow dodged the Naughty List of Christmas 1998, when Santa delivered the life-changing gift of a Nintendo 64 with Super Mario 64, Banjo-Kazooie, and Mario Kart 64. When he's not playing games, Reece is usually reading Punisher comics, delving helplessly into the weirdest depths of anime and manga, or spending time with his cocker spaniel Gracie -- the goodest girl ever!

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