Netflix Revives "Resident Evil" In New Series


In a video released on the official Instagram account for the upcoming series — which has since been pulled out (talk about drama), producers of the upcoming have officially released a first-ever look on the much anticipated live-action Resident Evil series. While there’s not much to go around with the teaser clip, which featured a walking dog walking towards the screen with half of its face rotting to the bone — a clear indication of its zombified state, fans are nonetheless excited for the newest addition to the legendary Resident Evil franchise under the online streaming giant Netflix. 

Known for a collection of iconic video games and a film series starring popular American supermodel Milla Jovovich, the Resident Evil franchise has seen a resurgence of hits especially in the year 2021 with the release of the widely acclaimed survival horror game Resident Evil: Village in March and an animated mini-series called Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness under Netflix as well way back in July of this year. 

Supernatural executive producer Andrew Dabb will be taking charge of the Resident Evil series which is produced by Constantin Film — the German distribution and production firm responsible for the previously mentioned Resident Evil film franchise. The first season of the series will consist of eight episodes that will have a runtime of at least an hour per episode. Brownen Hughes — known for his work on hit shows The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad — is assigned as executive producer and director of the first two episodes. 

Netflix has also announced the main cast for the show, which included John Wick actor Lance Reddick as villain Albert Wesker and other members such namely Ella Balinska, Tamara Smart, Siena Agudong, Paola Nunez, Hanni Heinrich, Mpho Osei Tutu, Rizelle Januk, Lea Vivier, Candice van Litsenborgh, Ayushi Chhabra, and Richard Wright Firth.

The Resident Evil series will consist of two timelines — one set in the events before the catastrophic outbreak of the T-Virus, and the other timeline set a decade into the future where only 15 million people remain in a world which is inhabited by over 6 billion infected humans and animals.

As filming for the latest live-action Netflix horror series pushed through in September after numerous delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, showrunners of the newest addition to the Resident Evil story are still tight-lipped on any other information related to the show. While the series is slated for a probable 2022 release — let’s just hope that a zombie apocalypse doesn’t happen until then.

By Neil Gregorio

Neil Gregorio is a graduating university student who writes as a hobby; when he is away from the keyboard, he spends his time watching Japanese animated shows and jamming out to his favorite rock music.