Since its inception in 1994 as a Capcom Playstation 1 horror game project, Resident Evil has been a gaming classic. Resident Evil was the winner of internal business competition to pick the best name for the game’s sequel.
It was Resident Evil that made a name for itself in the horror/sci-fi genre by telling the stories of a variety of characters through the lens of a single overarching theme. Jill Valentine and Clair Redfield are two of the best-known characters in the series, as are Chris Redfield, Jill Valentine, and Leon Scott Kennedy.
As the computer game acquired worldwide acclaim, there was a strong desire for a film version. Constantin Films, a German production company, obtained the rights to develop movies and television shows based on the video game brand in January 1998.
A team of survivors from the Umbrella Corps facility, including Alice, were working together to eliminate the T-Virus from the planet.
There are still more stories to be told in the Resident Evil universe. Fans of the game are ecstatic about the upcoming release of a new series based on the game.
When Will Resident Evil Be Released on Netflix?
In a statement released, Netflix announced that the Resident Evil series will premiere on the service on July 14, 2022. On this date, if it follows the Netflix binge format, all episodes will be available to stream.
Due to Covid’s delays, Netflix’s Resident Evil show didn’t begin filming until much later than originally intended. According to Netflix’s What’s On, production began in February 2021.
Tomb Raider, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Assassin’s Creed are just a few of the classic video game franchises that Netflix will be airing.
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
— Netflix Geeked (@NetflixGeeked) August 27, 2020
Who Will Be the Cast in Resident Evil?
Since June 2021, fans have known a lot about the series, including the primary cast. The Twitter account Netflix Geeked reported at the time that six actors had been signed on as part of the show’s cast.
Variety reports that Lance Reddick will play Albert Wesker, the video game antagonist who first appeared in 1996. More than a few Resident Evil film concepts have included this character in some form or another.
Wesker was last played by Tom Hopper in Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, released in 2021. Charon in the John Wick film trilogy and Cedric Daniels on HBO’s The Wire are two of Reddick’s most well-known roles.
These characters have not yet been given their full backstories or their roles in the film. Tetiana Gaidar, a Tactical Weapons Trainer, is also featured on the series’ IMDb page.
The cast also includes Rizelle Januk as Billie Wesker’s teacher, Evan Hengst as Carl, and more. Ahad Raza Mir has also been added to the cast, according to Variety. His exact involvement in the film has yet to be made public.
What Will Be the Storyline of Resident Evil?
The two Wesker children will be the focus of a new series that will span two historical periods. Netflix has verified the following plot lines in an official announcement:
A fourteen-year-old sister and her younger sister were relocated to New Raccoon City in the first timeline. They are forced to live in a constructed, corporate town at the height of their adolescence. However, the more time they spend there, the more they begin to suspect that the town and their father may be hiding more than meets the eye. World-ending secrets are at stake here.
Only fifteen million people are left on Earth in the second timeline, which is more than a decade in the future. And there are more than six billion T-virus-infected monsters—humans and animals alike. Even at thirty, Jade’s prior secrets – about her sister, her father, and even about herself – continue to stalk and hinder her in this New World.
Since the very first Resident Evil game, Albert Wesker has been a vital component of the Resident Evil universe. What happens to Billie is unknown, although teeth and mutation are certain to play a role.
“In the first timeline, 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, well over a decade 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. Jade, now thirty, struggles to survive in this New World, while the secrets from her past – about her sister, her father and herself – continue to haunt her.”
Resident Evil: Trailer
Teaser footage shows New Racoon City today before cutting to London in 2036, where the atmosphere is significantly bleaker.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where to Stream Resident Evil?
Resident Evil is available to stream on Netflix.
When Will It Release?
The Resident Evil series will premiere on the service on July 14, 2022.
What Will Be the Focus of the Show?
The two Wesker children will be the focus of a new series that will span two historical periods.