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Netflix has confirmed that it’s working on a live-action Resident Evil series, which will comprise eight one-hour episodes. Unfortunately, Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine fans appear to be out of luck, as the show will revolve around the “Wesker kids” instead of everybody’s favorite S.T.A.R.S. members. The show will presumably draw inspiration from Capcom’s Project W storyline (Albert Wesker is just one of many “Weskers” that stemmed from a eugenics program).

“In the first timeline, fourteen-year-old sisters Jade and Billie Wesker are moved to New Raccoon City,” the announcement reads. “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 is my favorite game of all time,” said Showrunner/Executive Producer/Writer Andrew Dabb. “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.”

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  1. Andrew Dabb’s only credit is Supernatural, and Bronwen Hughes has directed single episodes for several TV shows throughout her career. I’m being cautiously optimistic. Anything that is actually based on the games has to be better than the Paul Anderson content we’ve been tortured with for 20 years.
  2. Anything that is actually based on the games has to be better than the Paul Anderson content we’ve been tortured with for 20 years.

    Yeah the first one was ok because it was different at the time and Mila didn’t wear a lot of clothes. But all the sequels were god awful.

  3. Yeah the first one was ok because it was different at the time and Mila didn’t wear a lot of clothes. But all the sequels were god awful.

    I actually thought the third one wasn’t bad, either, but as an apocalyptic zombie file that was not Resident Evil.

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