Resident Evil has had a pretty strong run as of late, with Resident Evil 7: Biohazard and Resident Evil Village pushing the franchise forward, while remakes like Resident Evil 2 and 3 bring the past to life in electrifying ways. Now, Netflix is ready to further expand the reach of Capcom’s popular gaming franchise with a new live-action series.
The official reveal comes more than a year and a half after an initial report surfaced that the project was in the works. Then, earlier this year, a description of what the series could focus on leaked. This morning, Netflix tweeted out a very brief synopsis, as well as a photo of the script of the first episode, titled “Welcome to New Raccoon City.”
The first season will feature eight one-hour episodes, with Supernatural writer Andrew Dabb running the show. Bronwen Hughes, whose directorial credits include single episodes of Breaking Bad, Burn Notice, and Better Call Saul, 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
— NX (@NXOnNetflix) August 27, 2020
There is currently no information on when the series might begin streaming on Netflix’s service.
[Source: NX on Twitter]