Netflix has officially ordered eight episodes of Resident Evil the TV series. Supernatural co-showrunner Andrew Dabb will oversee the series for Netflix.
Dabb is set to start after work is complete on The CW’s Supernatural.
“Resident Evil is my favorite game of all time,” Dabb said. “I’m incredibly excited to tell a new chapter in this amazing story, bringing the first-ever Resident Evil series to Netflix. 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.”
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. pic.twitter.com/XWh5XYxklD
— NX (@NXOnNetflix) August 27, 2020
Dabb will serve as writer and showrunner and will executive produce alongside Constantin Film’s Robert Kulzer and Oliver Berben and Mary Leah Sutton. Bronwen Hughes (The Walking Dead) will also exec produce and direct the first two episodes.
The TV series will tell its new story across two timelines. In the first timeline, 14-year-old sisters Jade and Billie Wesker move to New Raccoon City, a manufactured, corporate town. 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. The second, more than a decade into the future sees less than 15 million people left on Earth. And more than 6 billion monsters — people and animals infected with the T-virus. Jade, now 30, struggles to survive in this new world, while the secrets from her past — about her sister, her father and herself — continue to haunt her.
Capcom launched Resident Evil in 1996. In 25 years, it has found success in theme parks and six films,. It is the most successful movie franchise based on a video game.