Capcom has announced that a Resident Evil live-action Netflix series is in the works and will feature an original story focused on Albert Wesker’s children. The eight-episode series based on the massively popular video game franchise will be helmed by Andrew Dabb, who writes the hit TV series Supernatural.
According to Capcom, the series will be divided into two arcs, with the first one focusing on the childhoods of Jade and Billie Wesker in Raccoon City while the second will jump two decades into the future and will focus solely on Jade. Here’s a description of both arcs from the press release:
In the first, 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, just two decades 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, turning them into bloodthirsty creatures. Jade, now thirty, struggles to survive in this New World, while the secrets from her past – about her sister, her father and herself – continue haunt her.
Neither Capcom or Netflix have announced when the Resident Evil live-action series will premiere but hopefully more information on it will be announced soon.