Is Resident Evil Welcome To Raccoon City The New Netflix Series?

The first trailer for Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City is here, but is it the Netflix series that was previously announced?

By Dean James

October 7, 2021

Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City just received its first trailer earlier today and has likely left many people wondering whether or not this is the new Netflix series or something entirely different.

The Resident Evil series seems to be nearly everywhere these days, with the games at the best they’ve ever been and the expansion of the property to different mediums.

There have already been a series of mostly disconnected Resident Evil films in the past, but now the brand new Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City movie trailer has arrived and very likely has sparked some confusion.

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Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness | Official Trailer

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What Is Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City?

Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City is a full scale reboot of the Resident Evil movie franchise, this time being fully based around the games themselves rather than just adding elements and characters from them later.

As you would have noticed in the full trailer if you happened to watch, it brings up multiple times that Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City will be only in theaters.

That doesn’t mean it won’t release elsewhere later of course, but rather will not be going to streaming day and date with the release in theaters like we’ve seen with many movies over the last year and a half.

Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon is a mix between the stories of Resident Evil 1 and 2, where we get both the mansion story with Jill Valentine (Hannah John-Kamen) and Chris Redfield (Robbie Amell), as well as the police station story with Leon S. Kennedy (Avan Jogia) and Claire Redfield (Kaya Scodelario).

This is what fans of the series have been asking for over the years as a more faithful approach to the series in movie form, especially after the approach that the original series took.

What Is The Live Action Netflix Series?

Netflix actually has a lot of investment in the Resident Evil franchise, with two series related to the platform.

Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness was released on Netflix this past summer and is a CG mini-series that takes place between the event of Resident Evil 4 and 5 and follows Leon and Claire.

The series that most are probably confusing Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City with though is the simply titled Resident Evil series that is coming to Netflix likely sometime in 2022.

Rather than following the familiar characters like the new movie in theaters or even the CG series on Netflix, the live action Netflix series will take place much later and follow the children of the villainous Albert Wesker.

This is definitely an interesting premise and one that sets it apart from the reboot movie series that begins with Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City.

Resident Evil fans are certainly about to have plenty of content to enjoy outside of the games and previous movie franchise, so hopefully they all turn out to be very enjoyable additions to this fan favorite series.

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Dean James

Dean has been a lifelong gamer ever since he got an SNES as his first game system and has continued to stay passionate about gaming ever since. He has always had a soft spot for most anything Nintendo, especially related to The Legend of Zelda and Mario series. Beyond that, he loves a variety of different games across all platforms, ranging from RPGs like Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts to sports titles like MLB The Show.

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