Netflix is bringing the world of zombie-ridden adventure video games into live-action! There have been 24 video game releases and seven movies, so far, based on Resident Evil. However, it will be the first time that the Tv series has been created. Before it hit the streaming platform, here’s everything to know.
Resident Evil Plot
The live-action Resident Evil series is set across two timelines, 2022, the year of the global T-virus outbreak, and 2036, 14 years later. Resident Evil Netflix synopsis read, “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.”
Meanwhile, the trailer revealed that this apocalyptic timeline will not be the only one the show will be focusing on. The show will also show Jade and Billie moving to Raccoon City in 2022 when Umbrella is merely a scandal-plagued company trying to resuscitate its image.
Resident Evil Netflix Release Date & Episodes
Resident Evil includes eight episodes, each (roughly) one-hour long. The series’ first episode is titled Welcome to New Raccoon City. All episodes of the new Resident Evil series will be released exclusively on Netflix on July 14.
Resident Evil Cast
Ella Balinska and Adeline Rudolph (Older version) are the show’s leads, playing sisters Jade and Billie Wexler. In the earlier timeline, Jade is played by Tamara Smart, star of A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting. A younger version of Jade’s sister Billie will be played by Siena Agudong. Joining them in the cast is Lance Reddick as their father Albert Wexler. The trailer shows that Albert is the one who learns that the Umbrella Corporation has infected New Raccoon City with the deadly T-virus.
According to the first-look images released by Netflix, Killing Eve star Turlough Convery also has a major role in the series, though the streamer has not revealed exactly what it is yet. Other cast members include Paola Nuñez as Evelyn Marcus and Connor Gosatti as Simon.
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