Netflix may be cancelling a lot of shows, but it is also developing new ones and at least one comes with a big video game and movie franchise name and a showrunner with a strong resume.
That’s right folks, Netflix is developing a Resident Evil TV series with Supernatural showrunner Andrew Dabb. In a statement he said,
“I’m incredibly excited to tell a new chapter in this amazing story and bring the first-ever Resident Evil series to Netflix members around the world. For every type of Resident Evil fan, including those joining us for the first time, the series will be complete with a lot of old friends, and some things (bloodthirsty, insane things) people have never seen before.”
The Resident Evil tv series will feature two timelines.
In timeline number one, “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, more than a decade into the future sees less than 15 million people left on Earth. And more than 6 billion monsters — people and animals infected with the T-virus. Jade, now 30, struggles to survive in this new world, while the secrets from her past — about her sister, her father and herself — continue to haunt her.”
The Resident Evil video game has sold more than 100 million games worldwide while the six-film movie franchise, starring Milla Jovovich as Alice, has grossed over 1.2 billion.