Netflix Announces a July Launch for the Upcoming RESIDENT EVIL Series

By: John M Jerva

The recent Resident Evil movie was more miss than hit for me so I’m really curious to see what I’ll think about Netflix’s stab at the franchise in the form of a new series that will broaden the scope of the Umbrella Corporation and those affected by it.

The streaming service has officially announced a July 14th launch for the series which will not be connected in any way to any of the films. This does bode well as fans will get a new take on the popular video game franchise. Check out the official announcement below!

The full cast was revealed last year which includes John Wick franchise star Lance Reddick. Check out the cast shot, cast members and full plot synopses below!

Joining Reddick for the series are Ella Balinska, Tamara Smart, Siena Agudong, Adeline Rudolph, and Paola Nuñez.

“Building on one of the most popular, best selling survival horror video games of all time, “Resident Evil” will tell a brand new story across two timelines, both following the daughters of series antagonist Albert Wesker in the present and future. Nearly three decades after the discovery of the T-virus, an outbreak reveals the Umbrella Corporation’s dark secrets.

In the first timeline, fourteen-year-old sisters Jade and Billie Wesker are moved to New Raccoon City. A manufactured, corporate town, forced on them right as adolescence is in full swing. But the more time they spend there, the more they come to realize that the town is more than it seems and their father may be concealing dark secrets. Secrets that could destroy the world.

Cut to the second timeline, well over a decade into the future: there are less than fifteen million people left on Earth. And more than six billion monsters — people and animals infected with the T-virus. Jade, now thirty, struggles to survive in this New World, while the secrets from her past – about her sister, her father and herself – continue to haunt her.”

For every type of Resident Evil fan, including those joining us for the first time, the series will be complete with a lot of old friends, and some things (bloodthirsty, insane things) people have never seen before!”

Netflix ordered the series back in August and there will be eight hour long episodes. Reddick is the first actor of color to portray Albert Wesker on screen and he is a phenomenal actor so I am excited to see what he brings to the table. 

I’m curious about this one but I’ll have to see footage to make up my mind. I enjoyed the franchise films with Milla Jovovich even though they went over the top after a while. I do like that the reboot film is going back to the game’s roots and horror elements so we shall see on all fronts.

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