Resident Evil Live-Action Series Gets July Release Date On Netflix And New Posters
Get ready for the next installment in Resident Evil adaptations.
Netflix's upcoming live-action Resident Evil series finally has a release date. The eight, one-hour-long episodes will be arriving on the streaming service on July 14.
Additionally, teaser posters for the upcoming show were released, and fans of the video games will catch the very obvious references to Umbrella Corporation and the T-Virus--the virus that turns people into zombies and monstrosities. Check them out below.
The official synopsis reads, "Year 2036--14 years after a deadly virus caused a global apocalypse, Jade Wesker fights for survival in a world overrun by the blood-thirsty infected and insane creatures. In this absolute carnage, Jade is haunted by her past in New Raccoon City, by her father's chilling connections to the Umbrella Corporation but mostly by what happened to her sister, Billie."
That's right, the series follows Wesker's family. Lance Reddick (Oz, John Wick) will play Albert. While other character names haven't been revealed as of this writing, the show also stars Ella Balinska (Charlie's Angels), Tamara Smart (Are You Afraid of the Dark?), Siena Agudong (F9: The Fast Saga), Adeline Rudolph (Riverdale), and Paola Nuñez (Bad Boys for Life).
Andrew Dabb (Supernatural) will serve as showrunner, executive producer, and writer. Mary Leah Sutton (Tell Me A Story) will write and executive produce alongside him.
This Netflix live-action series wasn't the only live-action Resident Evil project in production. In the fall of 2021, a new film franchise launched with Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City. The film led many to believe it would be more faithful to the first two games in the series. The movie only made $38 million globally, but it launched in the midst of a pandemic. Over on Metacritic, the film scored a 44 from 21 critic reviews, so it's not universally liked.
In GameSpot's review of Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, Phil Hornshaw said, "The movie never seems willing to lean into its good ideas, or to risk coloring too far out of the lines established by the game series. It leaves Welcome To Raccoon City feeling like pieces are missing. There's a great Resident Evil adaptation here, if only the movie were willing to really go for it."
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