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Is it possible to make something that’s even worse than Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, a movie that somehow managed to make Paul Anderson’s films seem like works of art? Resident Evil fans should get the question to that this summer, as Netflix has announced that it will be releasing Resident Evil, its live-action series based on Capcom’s fan-favorite survival horror franchise, on July 14. The show stars Lance Reddick, a brilliant actor who’s known for his work in The Wire and appearances in games such as Quantum Break and Horizon Zero Dawn (Forbidden West could have used a lot more of him), but the synopsis doesn’t allude to a great time for fans who were hoping for a show that follows more closely with the games.

Netflix confirms new live-action series ‘Resident Evil’ (Netflix)

  • Building on one of the most popular, best selling survival horror video games of all time, Resident Evil will tell a brand new story across two timelines.
  • In the first timeline, fourteen-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.
  • 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.

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  1. oh, I didn't think Racoon City was that awful. It definitely hasn't left me feeling like I want to watch any of Paul's films again. To be fair, I've only fast-forwarded through a few when they've been on Prime/Netflix.

    On the flipside. Netflix is notorious for killing series within 1 or 2 seasons if it doesn't perform spectacularly. If this is a turd in the making it'll be over soon enough.

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