Announced on Thursday it looks as though Netflix has come to a deal with Capcom and Constantin Film to produce an 8 episode season based within the Resident Evil universe.
The 8 x 1 hour episode season will be helmed by Andrew Dabb (Supernatural), Bronwen Hughes (The Walking Dead, The Journey Is the Destination) will direct the first two episodes.
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
Written by Andrew Dabb(producer of Supernatural) the series will follow Albert Weskers kids as they uncover secrets that lead to some shocking discoveries.
In the first timeline, 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.
Cut to the second timeline, well over a decade into the future: there are less than fifteen million people left on Earth. And more than six billion monsters people and animals infected with the T-virus. Jade, now thirty, struggles to survive in this New World, while the secrets from her past about her sister, her father and herself continue to haunt her.
The announcement has been polarizing to say the least with many to worry about the direction of the series after the lukewarm reaction to the long standing film series that reached its end in Resident Evil: The Final Chapter a film with a 37% on Rotten Tomatoes. Constantin Film was the studio producing the film series.