At last, we can say with absolute confidence: Netflix is making a Resident Evil TV series. The streaming giant confirmed the news with a tweet that showed a script for the show’s premiere, titled “Welcome to Raccoon City.” The cover also reveals that Andrew Dabb (Supernatural) penned the episode, Bronwen Hughes (Breaking Bad, 13 Reasons Why and The Walking Dead) is directing, and Constantin Film is the production company behind it all. “When the Wesker kids move to New Raccoon City, the secrets they uncover might just be the end of everything,” Netflix’s tweet teased.
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— NX (@NXOnNetflix) August 27, 2020
We’ve known about this show for sometime. Deadline revealed the project’s existence back in January 2019, just before Capcom’s critically-acclaimed Resident Evil 2 Remake hit store shelves. Then, last February, fans spotted the following description for a Resident Evil show on Netflix’s press site: “The town of Clearfield, MD has long stood in the shadow of three seemingly unrelated behemoths - the Umbrella Corporation, the decommissioned Greenwood Asylum, and Washington, D.C. Today, twenty-six years after the discovery of the T-Virus, secrets held by the three will start to be revealed at the first signs of outbreak.”
It has finally been confirmed that a Netflix adaptation of Resident Evil is in the works. Attached is a description taken from Netflix's Media Center. See also a WaybackMachine archive of the search result we took a few minutes ago:https://t.co/sAtmqupwuV pic.twitter.com/wmPgoLtafI— Resident Evil Wiki (@RE_Wiki) February 7, 2020
Resident Evil has been adapted many times. The live-action movies, which share little with Capcom’s video games, are the most popular and divisive. Three CG-animated films have also been made following series protagonist Leon Kennedy, though. The new show, which appears to be taking a different approach to the zombie-infected universe, doesn’t have a release date just yet. It will likely come out after Dragon’s Dogma — another Capcom adaptation — hits Netflix on September 17. A live-action version of Monster Hunter is also scheduled to come out in theaters next year.