Netflix has confirmed a live-action adaptation of Resident Evil

Netflix has confirmed a live-action adaptation of Resident Evil

- By Ramon Gonzales

The hour-long episodes will tell a new story with familiar elements of the legendary Capcom franchise.

Netflix has officially confirmed that a live-action adaptation of the Resident Evil franchise from Capcom. The streaming giant has ordered eight, hourlong episodes and assembled a team that is setting the series up to be promising.

The series is written by Andrew Dabb (Supernatural) and Bronwen Hughes (The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad) will executive-produce and direct the first two episodes.

Robert Kulzer and Oliver Berben of Constantin Film are also involves in the project, which is the same team behind the feature film franchise of Resident Evil starring Milla Jovovich.

The official synopsis released by Netflix reveals some interesting details.

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.

Resident Evil is my favorite game of all time,” said Dabb in a release. “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.”
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