Resident Evil & Series Live on Netflix: Everything We Know So far Resident Evil Series Live is coming to Netflix. After years of speculation, some details have emerged
‘Resident Evil&’ Live-Action Series on Netflix: Everything We Know So Far
Resident Evil is coming live on Netflix. After years of speculation, concrete details have finally emerged regarding the new season expected to be on Netflix over the next year. Here’s everything we know so far.
Resident Evil is the upcoming Netflix Original series based on the Capcom game of the same name. The series, which launched in 1996, has spawned numerous video game sequels, novels, and the popular movie franchise.
Netflix is apparently going all-in on Resident Evil with this live action franchise and at least two animated projects, the first of which was Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, which was released on Netflix in July 2021.
Constantin Film is currently working on an live-action film set to hit theaters in 2021.
Netflix itself didn’t publish anything official about the live action series until August 27, 2020. That’s when they posted the first details via their former NXonNetflix account.
Season 8 x 1 hour will be directed by Andrew Dabba (Supernatural) and the first two episodes will be directed by Bronwen Hughes (The Walking Dead, The Journey Is the Destination.
– Netflix Geeked (@NetflixGeeked) August 27, 2020
What is the plot of Resident Evil season one?
The series was first announced in January 2019, in line with the Deadline. The following is about the storyline of the upcoming Resident Evil series;
“The drama series will explore the dark inner workings of the Umbrella Corporation and the new world order caused by the T-virus outbreak. While the project is in its early stages, the series is expected to contain all of Resident Evil’s signature elements: including action sequences and Easter eggs.”
In early 2020, the Netflix & Media website made an official description of the show’s history (though it has since been removed). Here’s what the description said:
“The city of Clearfield, MD has long been overshadowed by three seemingly unrelated giants – Umbrella Corporation, defunct Greenwood Asylum, and Washington, DC Today, twenty-six years after the T virus was discovered, secrets held by three will begin to unfold at the first sign of an outbreak.”
Now, in December 2020, we can further develop the plot.
The story unfolds on two timelines.
The first concerns 14-year-old sisters Jade and Billie Wesker moving to New Raccoon City. They realize that their father may be hiding dark secrets that could destroy the world.
The second timeline takes place more than a decade in the future, where only 15 million people remain and over 6 billion animals and humans are infected with the T virus. He follows Jade, now thirty years old, trying to survive in this world.
In a script posted by NXonNetflix in August 2020, we know that the first episode is called “Welcome to New Racoon City.” The episode was written by Andrew Dabb and directed by Bronwen Hughes (The Walking Dead).
Andrew Dabb directs the series. His previous accomplishments include Supernatural for The CW. This raised some initial concerns about the tone of the first season, but at this point it’s too early to say so.
Andrew Dabb (photo: Albert L. Ortega / Getty Images)
How far in production is Resident Evil season one?
Production status: filming (last update: 10/18/2021)
Initial pre-production was scheduled to take place in April 2020, ahead of major shooting between June and October 2020. As you can guess, these plans were thrown after COVID-19 destroyed all production schedules in 2020. New deadline February 2021 announced r., but it has also changed since then.
Thanks to an earlier report from ProductionWeekly, we know that the Resident Evil series is deeply filmed. Principal photography began on September 8, 2021 and is slated to end by December 14, 2021. It should also be noted that filming dates refer to the “British Columbia Unit” which is taking place in Vancouver, Canada.
Shooting will also take place in Cape Town, South Africa.
The series is also filmed in Cape Town, South Africa.
Who is in the cast of Resident Evil season one?
Our first look at the cast of the Resident Evil franchise revealed Lance Reddick, the actor who will portray the iconic role of Albert Wesker.
I’m so excited to finally announce it. Get ready to enter New Raccoon City with the cast of the new action-packed series Resident Evil: I’ll Play Albert Wesker! ELLA BALINSKA / TAMARA SMART / SIENA AGUDONG / ADELINE RUDOLPH / PAOLA NUNEZ. #GeekedWeek pic.twitter.com/vC55bSmq5K
– Lance Reddick (@lancereddick) June 11, 2021
Lance Riddick announced that he would play Albert Wesker and we finally began to explore the roles of the other cast members.
- Lance Riddick – Albert Wesker
- Ella Balińska – TBA
- Tamara Smart – TBA
- Siena Agudong – TBA
- Paola Nunez – TBA
- Hanni Heinrich – Janet
- Tutu Mpho Osei – Jen
- Rizelle Januk – Billie’s teacher
- Lea Vivier – Susana Franco
- Candice van Litsenborgh – TBA
What is the episode count for Resident Evil?
Eight episodes make up the first season.
Resident Evil season 2 rumors
We have heard that the second season is already planned. While the series has yet to be officially renewed (something we don’t expect to hear until it is released), we understand that Season Two is in active development.
Are you excited about the first season of Resident Evil? How do you think they should approach Resident Evil? Let us know in the comments below!
Article by Jacob Robinson
Jacob joined What’s on Netflix in 2018 and is one of the lead authors on What’s on Netflix. Jacob does everything related to Netflix movies and TV shows, but specializes in anime and K-dramas. He lives in Great Britain.
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