Fans of Capcom’s long running Resident Evil series have something to look forward to now, as after months of teases and speculation, Netflix has finally ordered an eight episode one hour series for the Resident Evil Netflix first season. “Supernatural” veteran Andrew Dabb is serving as showrunner, writer, and executive producer as confirmed by Variety. Constantin Film — the German-based film production company responsible for the six Paul W.S. Anderson directed Resident Evil films — will produce the series.
“’Resident Evil’ is my favorite game of all time,” Dabb said. “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.”
Known as “Biohazard” in Japan and based on the highly successful video game franchise that coined the genre “Survival Horror”, the show will focus on two timelines – the first following 14-year-old sisters Jade and Billie Wesker and their time in New Raccoon City, and the other taking place over a decade later with Jade struggling to survive a world overrun with zombies and biological monsters infected by the T-Virus. If the name sounds familiar it should – Albert Wesker has been the main antagonist of the Resident Evil series since the original game released in 1996, and has been a constant thorn in the side of heroes like Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine well until his demise in Resident Evil 5. However his illegitimate son Jake Muller was one of the main characters in Resident Evil 6, and now it appears his legacy expands with the Wesker children who will be the focus of the Netflix series.
Be sure to read about our post about Resident Evil 8 story details, as well as checking back for more updates and news on the Netflix show as it comes.