According to an exclusive report from Deadline, Netflix is beginning to develop a television series for the zombie spectacular Resident Evil. As of this writing, Netflix is still in search of a showrunner to head the project, but Constantin Film, the German distribution company behind the Resident Evil film franchise, is involved in some way.
Obviously, the television series is still in its very early stages, and there has been no comment on what the story will be or which characters it will focus on. However, Deadline says “the plan is for the series to expand the Resident Evil universe and deepen the existing mythology. I hear the series will keep the basic premise, which also served as a setup for the movie franchise. The drama series will explore the dark inner workings of the Umbrella Corporation and the new world order caused by the outbreak of the T-virus”.
The Resident Evil film franchise, starring Milla Jovovich as Alice, began in 2002 and continued on into a six-film series wrapping up in 2016. That being said, this isn’t the first time that a television adaptation has been discussed. In 2015, Shawn Lebert and Mance Media discussed a drama called Arklay. Following a detective investigating homicides in Raccoon City, Mance Media eventually decided to pass on the project, but a concept can be seen here.
It’s a good time to be a Resident Evil fan with the Resident Evil 2 Remake dropping today (January 25, 2019). Originally releasing in 1998, fans of the series can pick up the remaster for PlayStation 4 and PC.
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