ONE resident Evil The live-action series is coming to Netflix. After years of speculation, firm details have finally been released about the new season that is expected on Netflix in the next year or so. Here is everything we know so far.
resident Evil is the next Netflix Original series based on the Capcom game of the same name. The franchise launched in 1996 spawned numerous video game sequels, novels and a popular movie franchise.
Netflix is apparently going all-in resident Evil with this live-action series and at least two animated projects as well, the first of which was announced as Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness.
Constantin Film is also working on a live action film due to be released in theaters in 2021.
Netflix itself didn”t post anything official about the live-action series until August 27, 2020. That”s when they published the first details via the NXonNetflix account.
The 8 x 1 hour episode season will be directed by Andrew Dabb (Supernatural), Bronwen Hughes (The Walking Dead, The Journey Is the Destination) will direct the first two episodes.
– Netflix Geeked (@NetflixGeeked) August 27, 2020
what is the plot of resident Evil first season?
The series was first reported in January 2019 according to the deadline. The following was said about the plot of the next resident Evil Series;
“The dramatic series will explore the dark inner workings of the Umbrella Corporation and the new world order caused by the T-Virus outbreak. While the project is in its early stages, the series should incorporate all of the signature Resident Evil elements, including action sequences and easter eggs. ”
In early 2020, the Netflix media site listed an official description of the series” history (although it has since been removed). Here”s what the description said:
“The city of Clearfield, MD, has long been in the shadow of three seemingly unrelated giants – the Umbrella Corporation, the Disabled Greenwood Asylum and Washington, DC Today, twenty-six years after the discovery of the T-Virus, secrets kept by the three will begin to be revealed at the first signs of an outbreak”.
Now, in December 2020, we can expand the plot even further.
The story takes place in two timelines.
The first of these involves 14-year-old sisters Jade and Billie Wesker moving to New Raccoon City. They realize that their father may be hiding dark secrets that could destroy the world.
The second timeline runs more than a decade into the future, where only 15 million humans remain, with more than 6 billion animals and people infected with the T-virus. Follow Jade, now thirty, in her efforts to survive in this world.
In the script that was posted by NXonNetflix in August 2020, we know that the first episode is called “Welcome to New Racoon City”. The episode was written by Andrew Dabb and directed by Bronwen Hughes (Living Dead)
How far is the production resident Evil first season?
Initial pre-production was supposed to take place in April 2020, before main filming, between June and October 2020. As you can probably imagine, these plans were scrapped after COVID-19 destroyed any and all production schedules in 2020.
Instead, we”ve learned that the first season is due to start shooting in February 2021, specifically targeting a February 14 start now.
Eight episodes are set to make up the first season.
As we saw above, Andrew Dabb is directing the series. Your previous credits include Supernatural for The CW. This caused some initial concern around the tone of the first season, but at this point, it”s too early to tell.
Who is in the cast of resident Evil first season?
Finally, we took a look at part of the Resident Evil live-action series cast.
I”m really excited to finally announce this. Get ready to enter New Raccoon City with the cast of the new Resident Evil live-action series: I”ll play Albert Wesker! ELLA BALINSKA / TAMARA SMART / SIENA AGUDONG / ADELINE RUDOLPH / PAOLA NUNEZ. #GeekedWeek pic.twitter.com/vC55bSmq5K
– Lance Reddick (@lancereddick) June 11, 2021
Lance Riddick has announced that he will play Albert Wesker, but we are still waiting to hear the roles of the remaining five cast members.
- Lance Riddick – Albert Wesker
- Ella Balinska – TBA
- Tamara Smart – TBA
- Siena Agudong – TBA
- Paola Nunez – TBA
resident Evil second season rumors
We”ve heard that a second season is already underway. While the series has yet to be officially renewed (something we don”t expect to hear until close to actual release), we understand that season two is in active development.
Are you excited for the first season of resident Evil? Also, how do you think they should approach resident Evil? Let us know in the comments below!