I think we can all agree that 2020 might’ve been the year of adaptations––especially the video game to TV series route. Well, either way, just add the legendary Resident Evilto the mix.
Supernaturalshowrunner Andrew Dabb will be spearheading the scripted live-action series that was inspired by one of Capcom’s greatest hits for their franchise.
This took quite a while to work on as Netflix really had to intensively research and collaborate with Capcom here. Not to mention finding the perfect showrunner for the show. However, it all panned out as the streaming giant has officially ordered eight episodes of theResident EvilTV series with Dabb to oversee the series alongside Constantin Film for production.
Actually, Dabb might just be the perfect showrunner for the series. Here’s what he had to say:
“Resident Evil is my favorite game of all time,” he 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.“
Now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for––the storyline. The Netflix series, in this case, will be telling the new story across two timelines. For the first timeline, sisters Jade and Billie Wesker are moved to New Raccoon City––sort of an alien town for the both of them, eventually forcing them to mature. However, they realize that the town has more secrets kept into it, and what’s more surprising is that their father may be hiding outrageous secrets from them as well.
As for the second timeline, there are but 15 million people left in the world and six billion monsters––those who were affected by the T-virus specifically. Jade, who’s now 30 years old, makes an effort to survive in this new, aging world alongside the thoughts of her past including her sister and father.