Resident Evil Release Date: This summer, Netflix will release a new version of Resident Evil. The Resident Evil series is being reimagined as an action-packed, time-hopping thriller of survival and horror, with a touch of family drama and corporate intrigue, thanks to writer-producer Andrew Dabb (Supernatural).
Is Resident Evil Series Based upon Gaming?
Jade Wesker (Lance Reddick), the daughter of series regular Albert Wesker (Lance Reddick), is a survivor in a post-apocalyptic world. That's right: the T-virus has destroyed the world, leaving only about 2% of the population surviving. The rest, including humans and animals, have been turned into monsters.
It's a clever notion that takes us outside the domain of video games, allowing the show to delve into what it's like to live in a gloomy future where zombie monsters roam the planet. However, it appears that we will also be looking into what happened before the world ended.
Netflix appears to be all-in on one of gaming's longest-running horror properties after “Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness.” It's game on for the internet streaming behemoth with a “Resident Evil” live-action program, which has already piqued the imagination of “Resident Evil” fans.
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What Will be the Storyline of Resident Evil?
Resident Evil follows Jade Wesker as she struggles for survival in a zombie-infested world while also confronting her past — and what has become of her sister, Billie, 14 years after the outbreak of the zombie apocalypse.
Albert Wesker, played by Lance Reddick in the Netflix series, has two daughters, Jade and Billie, who work for the Umbrella Corporation at the pleasure of his superiors.
Netflix's First Teaser Trailer
Resident Evil will deliver on the zombie-infested terror of the games, with no shortage of gruesome carnage, the lurking danger of Umbrella, and fleeting teases of Resident Evil's quirkier side, as shown in Netflix's first teaser trailer for the television series.
A second teaser depicts more of Resident Evil's tale and the non-human zombie threats that the Weskers will encounter in Netflix's series, including Lickers, zombie canines, and what appears to be a huge Grave Digger Worm.
Netflix Features Video Game
Although it will be a brand-new plot, “Resident Evil” will incorporate certain vintage video game features.
First, there's the T-virus, a classic bioweapon from the “Resident Evil” video game series created by the Umbrella Corporation. It essentially turns its victims, including animals and humans, into zombie-like monsters.
It's the cause of the zombie apocalypse in Netflix's live-action “Resident Evil” series, and it's prominently featured. A vial of infected blood even appears on one of the show's new teaser posters, right in the middle of the show's marketing push.
That's not all, though.
Albert Wesker will almost certainly make an appearance on the show. He is the father of Jade and Billie and an infamous Umbrella Corporation employee. Wesker, who appears in all three “Resident Evil” games, was a senior researcher during the development of the T-virus and eventually comes to advocate for humanity's mass extinction as a way of forced evolution.
Due to his purposeful exposure to a bioweapon virus as a child, Wesker is sometimes represented as possessing extraordinarily high levels of intelligence as well as near-superhuman strength.
It's unknown what role Wesker will play in the “Resident Evil” series, but he's almost certainly still a member of Umbrella Corporation's bioweapons research team. It's not a coincidence that he takes his children to Raccoon City.
Who Will Be Resident Evil Cast Members?
“Resident Evil” is currently in an unusual position. Albert Wesker will be played by none other than Lance Reddick, who I think is an amazing choice. While the remainder of the primary cast has been revealed, we still don't know who they'll be playing.
Ella Balinska, Tamara Smart, Siena Agudong, Adeline Rudolph, Paola Nunez, Ahad Raza Mir, Turlough Convery, and Connor Gossatti make up the rest of the “Resident Evil” cast.
It's currently uncertain who will play Jade Wesker in the major role, but Ella Balinska is my pick. She's already recognized for Kristen Stewart and Naomi Scott in the 2019 “Charlie's Angels” reboot, and she's more than capable of carrying an eight-episode series like “Resident Evil.”
Andrew Dabb, the editor and producer of “Supernatural,” will serve as showrunner, executive producer, and writer for “Resident Evil.” As executive producers, he'll be joined by Robert Kulzer, Oliver Berben, and Mary Leah Sutton, while Constantin Film's CEO Martin Moszkowicz will serve as producer.
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What Will Be The Release Date Of Resident Evil?
On July 14, an eight-episode season of Resident Evil will release globally on Netflix. Ella Balinska, Tamara Smart, Siena Agudong, Adeline Rudolph, and Paola Nuez join Reddick in the series.
The new Netflix Original series Resident Evil is based on the Capcom game of the same name. The franchise began in 1996 and has since generated multiple video game sequels, novels, and a blockbuster film franchise.
Netflix appears to be going all-in on Resident Evil with this live-action series and at least two animated projects, the first of which being Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, which debuted in July 2021 on Netflix.
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The first teaser of Resident Evil provides us with an idea of how the story will be divided into two halves. One is in 2022 and the other is in 2036, both in London (more on this in a bit). “I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony)” is the music that plays in the background of the first teaser. It gives us our first sight of Wesker as well as other characters.
The second teaser clip of Resident Evil, which was not widely disseminated, delves deeper into some of the monsters we'll encounter, including a mutated spider and a subterranean worm monster spotted tunneling in the teaser's second half.
Before we get too deep into the weeds, we got our first glimpse at Resident Evil in the form of a teaser featuring a zombie Doberman, as well as two photographs of a styled version of the dog from the teaser and the new series' emblem.