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Resident Evil is an upcoming television series to be streamed on Netflix. The show will consist of eight episodes at 60-minutes in length, with Andrew Dabb serving as showrunner.[1]

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."
— An early Netflix summary from February, before filming took place
"Nearly three decades after the discovery of the T-virus, an outbreak reveals the Umbrella Corporation's dark secrets. Based on the horror franchise."
— The official Netflix summary from August.

The series plot is spread out over two timelines, allowing plot-points to intersect while showing two contrasting settings. In the first timeline, 14-year old sisters Jade and Billie Wesker have moved to a planned community, New Raccoon City with their father. As they investigate the strange goings on, they stumble onto the truth about the city, their father, and themselves. In the second timeline, set some 16 years later when Jade is 30 years old, the human race has been reduced to a population of 15 million following a global T-virus pandemic and she struggles to survive on her own.[1]

Episodes

No. Title Writer Director
1 "Welcome to New Raccoon City" Andrew Dabb Bronwen Hughes
2 TBA TBA TBA
3 TBA TBA TBA
4 TBA TBA TBA
5 TBA TBA TBA
6 TBA TBA TBA
7 TBA TBA TBA
8 TBA TBA TBA

Production

Pre-production

Planning for the Resident Evil TV series began in 2014 after a shake-up within Constantin Film, which sought to invest its licenses in long-running television adaptations. Producer Martin Moszkowicz announced two shows that year that would be adapted, the first being Shadowhunters, an adaptation of the Mortal Instruments book series following Screen Gem's shelving of the film project, The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes. This show was part-funded by ABC and went through three seasons before its cancellation in 2019. The second show announced was a Resident Evil series, which was to begin work following the release of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter.[2][3]

Due to two hiatuses during production of the film, pre-production of the TV series was delayed considerably, and interest was renewed in 2019, with Deadline taking notice of Constantin's negotiations with Netflix for distribution rights.[4] By 2020, Andrew Dabb had been appointed as showrunner and was in the process of developing the story for an eight episode series. An early version of the show's premise was inadvertantly leaked on 7 February 2020 following the addition of the official webpage to Netflix's servers, making the series temporarily present in search results.[5] This was quickly reported on by the Brazilian fan-site Resident Evil Database.[6] Within hours, Netflix hid the show from its results.[7]

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 実写のNetflixオリジナルシリーズ『バイオハザード (原題)』全世界独占配信決定! (Japanese). Capcom. Retrieved on 2020-08-27.
  2. Constantin to Produce TV Series Based on ‘Mortal Instruments,’ ‘Resident Evil’ Franchises. Variety. Retrieved on 2020-02-10.
  3. Fwd: THE DAILIES - TUESDAY OCTOBER 14, 2014. WikiLeaks. Retrieved on 2020-03-02.
  4. ‘Resident Evil’ TV Series In Works At Netflix. Deadline. Retrieved on 2019-01-24.
  5. Search results for: Resident Evil (10). Netflix Media Center. Archived from the original on 2020-02-07. Retrieved on 2020-02-07.
  6. Em primeira mão: as primeiras informações REAIS da série de Resident Evil da Netflix! (Brazilian-Portuguese). Resident Evil Database. Retrieved on 2020-02-07.
  7. 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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