Resident Evil fans have much to celebrate as the series is poised to make its debut on Netflix soon. After years of speculation, it is now confirmed that the series will begin production in April 2019. The series is expected to have 8 episodes in the first season.
Who Is In The Cast?
While the cast members have not been confirmed, Constantin Films, the studio that has produced The Fantastic Four Franchise, has a large number of options to choose from. The cast will depend on the timeline and setting of the show. It seems unlikely, however, that Milia Jovovich will reprise her role as Alice.
What’s The Story?
The plot description leaked on Netflix(and since deleted) said
“The town of Clearfield, MD has long stood in the shadow of three seemingly unrelated behemoths – the Umbrella Corporation, the decommissioned Greenwood Asylum, and Washington, D.C. Today, twenty-six years after the discovery of the T-Virus, secrets held by the three will start to be revealed at the first signs of an outbreak.”
The new series is likely to be live-action as the studio has previously only handled live-action adaptations.
We heard rumours about Arklay a prequel, back in 2014. That didn’t work out too well, though. While there’s no release date yet, the show is definitely coming to Netflix and will explore the workings of the infamous Umbrella Corp. The massive success of the video games makes a TV show the obvious way to go, especially with The Witcher doing exceedingly well. Although details are thin, we know some things. The series will be set in Raccoon City. It will feature the usual elements true to Resident Evil. There will be a ton of zombies, of course, and the T-virus. There will also be “easter eggs” throughout the show.
All in all, it promises to be a blockbuster!