Plenty of nods for game fans in the teasers below, providing our first look at the eight-episode series launching in July. The series will be set in 2022 and in 2036, showing what went down when the sinister Umbrella Corporation decided to go ahead with their experimental new drug, ironically named “Joy.”
In the present day, we follow fourteen-year-old sisters Jade and Billie Wesker, who are moved to New Raccoon City with their father, Albert Wesker (Lance Reddick, John Wick franchise). “I really think you guys are going to love it here,” Albert tells his daughters. Yeah… about that. Flashforward to 2036: Jade (the older version played by Ella Balinska, Charlie’s Angels) fights for survival in a world that’s been ravaged by the T-virus and overrun with blood-thirsty infected and mind-shattering creatures.
“Resident Evil is my favorite game of all time,” said showrunner/executive producer/writer Andrew Dabb (who previously worked as a writer and executive producer on The CW series Supernatural) when Netflix announced the series in 2020. “I’m incredibly excited to tell a new chapter in this amazing story and bring the first ever Resident Evil series to Netflix members around the world. For every type of Resident Evil fan, including those joining us for the first time, the series will be complete with a lot of old friends, and some things (bloodthirsty, insane things) people have never seen before.”
Resident Evil, also starring Adeline Rudolph, Paola Nuñez, Ahad Raza, Connor Gossatti and Turlough Convery, among others, will be streaming on Netflix from July 14th.