Netflix announces new Resident Evil TV series

A new Resident Evil TV series is happening at Netflix 

Resident Evil, a popular survival horror video game, is heading to Netflix as an original live-action drama series, according to a report from Deadline.

Deadline is reporting the series is written by Andrew Dabb, executive producer/co-showrunner of Supernatural. The series will be produced by Constantin Film, who also made the six films starring Milla Jovovich.

Deadline reports that Resident Evil will follow two timelines of a brand new story. The first story will follow two sisters, Jade and Billie Wesker, when they move to Racoon City. The second storyline will consist of a 16-year time jump that focuses on Jade trying to survive in a world overrun with billions of mutated monsters.

That’s right; we’re getting dual timelines! How cool!

In 2019, it was confirmed that Netflix was working on a Resident Evil TV series. Now, Netflix announced with the tweet below showing the script cover page indicating that the first episode is entitled “Welcome to New Raccoon City.”

Joining Dabb will be Bronwen Hughes, who is best known for her work as a director on The Walking Dead, Breaking  Bad, and Better Call Saul. She is set to direct the first two episodes of the series.

It is unclear if the series world will tie into the film version in any way.

The film franchise was launched in 2002, entitled Resident Evil, and the final film in the series, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, was released in 2016. To date, this film franchise is the highest-grossing film series ever based on a video game.

As far as casting, filming, and the possible release date for the Resident Evil TV series, there has been no news yet. We will be sure to keep you updated on all the news about the new Netflix series!