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Resident Evil is an upcoming television service to be streamed on Netflix.

Plot summary

"The town of Clearfield, MD has long stood in the shadow of three seemingly unrelated behemoths – the Umbrella Corporation, the decommissioned Greenwood Asylum, and Washington, D.C. Today, twenty-six years after the discovery of the T-Virus, secrets held by the three will start to be revealed at the first signs of outbreak."
— Official Netflix summary

Production

Planning for the Resident Evil TV series began in 2014 after a shake-up within Constantin Film. Two shows were announced by Martin Moszkowicz. The first, a Mortal Instruments adaptation (later titled Shadowhunters), was put into pre-production after Screen Gems backed out of the planned feature film, The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes. Shadowhunters went through three seasons and was financed and filmed by ABC before its cancellation in 2019. The second was a Resident Evil adaptation to begin work following the release of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, which was stalled in pre-production and released in early 2017.[1][2]

When the series entered pre-production is presently unknown, though it appears to have started after ScreenGems began pre-production of a reboot film project directed by Johannes Roberts. Information relating to the Netflix series was leaked on 7 February 2020 following the addition of the official webpage to Netflix's servers, making the series temporarily present in search results.[3] This was quickly reported on by the Brazilian fan-site Resident Evil Database.[4] Within hours, Netflix hid the show from its results.[5]

Sources

  1. Constantin to Produce TV Series Based on ‘Mortal Instruments,’ ‘Resident Evil’ Franchises. Variety. Retrieved on 2020-02-10.
  2. Fwd: THE DAILIES - TUESDAY OCTOBER 14, 2014. WikiLeaks. Retrieved on 2020-03-02.
  3. Search results for: Resident Evil (10). Netflix Media Center. Archived from the original on 2020-02-07. Retrieved on 2020-02-07.
  4. Em primeira mão: as primeiras informações REAIS da série de Resident Evil da Netflix! (Brazilian-Portuguese). Resident Evil Database. Retrieved on 2020-02-07.
  5. Search results for: Resident Evil (10). Netflix Media Center. Archived from the original on 2020-02-07. Retrieved on 2020-02-07.

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