Resident Evil is Latest Game to Get Netflix Treatment
Resident Evil joins the likes of Cuphead and The Witcher on Netflix.
Once upon a time, everybody was trying to cash in and make video games a success on the big screen. However, after years of trying, and for the most part failing, they seem to have moved on. Instead, we’ve now been hit with a deluge of tv series adaptations which seem to be having far more joy.
Late last year we got the hugely successful The Witcher series on Netflix and before that we had the likes of the Castlevania animated show. Since then things seem to have ramped up and there’s been a flood of new announcements. Early last month we got the announcement of an Amazon exclusive Fallout series, in March there was the reveal of HBO’s The Last of Us and we have the likes of Cuphead and more hitting our screens soon. Now, confirmed today to be joining the ranks of the aforementioned shows is Netflix’s latest venture – a live-action Resident Evil series.
When the Wesker kids move to New Raccoon City, the secrets they uncover might just be the end of everything. Resident Evil, a new live action series based on Capcom’s legendary survival horror franchise, is coming to Netflix. pic.twitter.com/XWh5XYxklD
— NX (@NXOnNetflix) August 27, 2020
The show will consist of eight, hour-long episodes and will be overseen by Andrew Dabb, best known for his work on Supernatural. The first two of the eight episodes will be directed by Bronwen Hughes whose credits include The Walking Dead.
The series will be split across two timelines and will follow Wesker kids. It’s described by Netflix below:
“In the first, 14-year-old sisters Jade and Billie Wesker are moved to New Raccoon City. A manufactured, corporate town, forced on them right as adolescence is in full swing. But the more time they spend there, the more they come to realize that the town is more than it seems and their father may be concealing dark secrets. Secrets that could destroy the world. The second, more than a decade into the future sees less than 15 million people left on Earth. And more than 6 billion monsters — people and animals infected with the T-virus. Jade, now 30, struggles to survive in this new world, while the secrets from her past — about her sister, her father and herself — continue to haunt her.”
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