Netflix have just announced a brand new live-action TV series based on Capcom's legendary survival horror video game franchise Resident Evil. The story of the TV series will be set in New Raccoon City.
Just like earlier rumours suggested, American streaming giant Netflix are working on another TV series based on a popular video game franchise. Today, Netflix officially announced that the work on Resident Evil TV series has kicked off.
Resident Evil TV series is written by Supernatural writer Andrew Dabb while Stander and Harriet the Spy director Bronwen Hughes is directing the project. Here is the official announcement from Netflix in full:
"When the Wesker kids move to New Raccoon City, the secrets they uncover might just be the end of everything. Resident Evil, a new live-action series based on Capcom's legendary survival horror franchise, is coming to Netflix."
As you can see, the series will be set in New Raccoon City, following the story of 14-year-old sisters Jade and Billie Wesker. According to Hollywoodreporter , who got a plot summary for the series, after living in New Raccoon City for a while, the sisters realise that the town is more than it seems and their father may be keeping dark secrets that could have a devastating effect on the world.
In the second timeline, which is set ten years into the future, less than 15 million people are left on Earth with billions of monsters, infected people and animals with T-virus roaming the planet. Jade, which is now 30, struggles to survive in this new world, while the secrets about her sister, father and her past continue to hunt her.
At the moment, we do not know when exactly will Resident Evil arrive to Netflix but a safe bet would be 2021.