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According to the platform’s synopsis, the show will feature “the Wesker kids” as they uncover secrets inside of New Raccoon City. Albert Wesker is one of the primary antagonists in the Resident Evil games.
“When the Wesker kids move to New Raccoon City, the secrets they uncover might just be the end of everything,” it said.
As revealed in a report by Deadline published earlier this year, the Resident Evil TV series is being developed by German production company Constantin Film, which is also behind the Resident Evil movies.
The plan is for the series to “expand the Resident Evil universe and deepen the exiting mythology,” it said.
According to the script posted on Twitter, Resident Evil has been written by Andrew Dabb (Supernatural) and directed by Bronwen Hughes, who has directed episodes of The Walking Dead and Better Call Saul.
The Hollywood Reporter claims the Netflix series will tell its story across two timelines. “In the first, 14-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.”
The second timeline will reportedly take place more than a decade into the future when “less than 15 million people are left on Earth. And more than 6 billion monsters — people and animals infected with the T-virus.”
Capcom announced this month that the Resident Evil series has now sold 103 million units to date.
According to development sources, Capcom is planning to remake Resident Evil 4 via Osaka-based M-Two, the new studio founded by former PlatinumGames head Tatsuya Minami, which has been preparing for its development since 2018.