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Live Action Series 'Resident Evil' on Netflix: Everything We Know So Far

Live Action Series 'Resident Evil' on Netflix: Everything We Know So Far

‘Resident Evil’ Live-Action Series on Netflix
Netflix original Live-Action Series Resident Evil

‘Resident Evil’ Live-Action Series on Netflix: Everything We Know So Far

A live-action Resident Evil series is coming to Netflix. After years of speculation, firm details have finally come out about the new season that is expected on Netflix for the next year or so. Here's everything we know so far.

  • What Is the Plot of the One Season of Resident Evil?
  • How Far Is the Production of the One Season of Resident Evil?
  • Who Is in the Cast of the One Season of Resident Evil?
  • What's the Episode Count for Resident Evil?
  • Resident Evil Season 2 Rumors

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Resident Evil is the upcoming Netflix original series based on Capcom's game of the same name. The franchise that launched in 1996 has spawned numerous video game sequels, novels, and a popular movie franchise.

Netflix is ​​apparently betting on 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 currently working on a live action film that will be released in theaters in 2021.

Netflix itself did not publish anything official about the live action series until August 27, 2020. It was then that they published the first details through the NXonNetflix account.

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What Is the Plot of the One Season of Resident Evil?

The series was first reported in January 2019 according to Deadline. The following was said about the plot of the upcoming Resident Evil series;

“The drama series will explore the dark inner workings of Umbrella Corporation and the new world order caused by the T-virus outbreak. While the project is in the early stages, the series is expected to incorporate all the signature elements of Resident Evil, including the action sequences and Easter eggs."

In early 2020, the Netflix media site included an official description of the series' story (although it has since been removed). This is what the description said:

“The city of Clearfield, MD has long been in the shadow of three seemingly unrelated giants: Umbrella Corporation, the dismantled Greenwood Asylum, and Washington, DC Today, twenty-six years after the discovery of the T virus, secrets held by all three they will begin to reveal themselves at the first signs of the outbreak."

Now, in December 2020, we can expand the plot further.

The story unfolds in two timelines.

The first one 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 takes place 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. It follows Jade, now thirty years old, in her efforts to survive in this world.

In the script published by NXonNetflix in August 2020, we know that episode one is called "Welcome to New Racoon City". The episode is written by Andrew Dabb and directed by Bronwen Hughes (The Walking Dead).

Andrew Dabb is in charge of the series. His 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.

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How Far Is the Production of the One Season of Resident Evil?

Production status: Scheduled filming: (Last update: 08/19/2021)

Initial pre-production was supposed to take place in April 2020 before the main shoot between June and October 2020. As you can probably guess, those plans were scrapped after COVID-19 devastated each and every production schedule in 2020. A new date of February 2021 was reported, but that has also changed since then.

Production Weekly is now reporting a new movie schedule starting on September 8, 2021 and ending on December 14, 2021.

Who Is in the Cast of the One Season of Resident Evil?

Finally, we have our first look at some of the cast of the Resident Evil live-action series.

Lance Riddick has announced that he will play Albert Wesker, but we are still waiting to find out what the roles of the five remaining cast members are.

  • Lance Riddick – Albert Wesker
  • Ella Balinska – TBA
  • Tamara Smart – TBA
  • Siena Agudong – TBA
  • Paola Nunez – TBA

What's the Episode Count for Resident Evil?

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Eight episodes are set to compose the first season.

Resident Evil Season 2 Rumors

Resident Evil Season 2 Rumors

We have heard that a second season is already underway. Although the series has yet to be officially renewed (something we don't expect to hear about until near the actual launch), we understand that the second season 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! 

Live Action Series 'Resident Evil' on Netflix: Everything We Know So Far

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