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Netflix has shared the first footage of its new streaming series based on Capcom’s flagship survival horror franchise, Resident Evil. As noted by the streamer on its Tudum website, this adaptation will be a bit of a departure from what fans have seen in the games and live-action movies, telling a brand-new story that revolves around one of Albert Wesker’s children, Jade, who is played by Charlie’s Angels and Forsaken star Ella Balinska. The Wire’s Lance Reddick plays the iconic villain and ex-S.T.A.R.S. captain in the show, which is set to debut exclusively on Netflix on July 14.

The new series doesn’t exactly follow the narratives of any of the popular video games or film franchise entries, but it shares quite a few key characteristics. Namely, a strong female lead fighting for survival, a sinister Umbrella Corporation pulling the strings and plenty of gnarly monsters looking for a human-sized meal along the way.

Resident Evil — the horror franchise’s first live-action series — intercuts between two parallel stories, one set before the apocalypse and one set after. Both halves follow Jade Wesker (Ella Balinska), who is haunted by the loved ones she lost to the T-Virus — as well as by her father Albert Wesker’s (Lance Reddick, the elegant concierge from the John Wick films) ties to the Umbrella Corporation. The series also stars Tamara Smart, Siena Agudong, Adeline Rudolph and Paola Nuñez.

Source: Netflix

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10 comments

  1. I love Lance Reddick, but the trailer suggests this will be about some lesbian couple engaged in grotesque self serving violence. In a world that looks nothing like Resident Evil.

    I thought normies would eat this up, but the trailer is ratioed so hard it warms the heart.
  2. suggests this will be about some lesbian couple engaged in grotesque self serving
    If you had ended that sentence right there I would have been all-in.
  3. If you had ended that sentence right there I would have been all-in.
    Well, you haven't seen the characters then. They are not meant to be easy on your eyes :ROFLMAO:
  4. The sad part is that RE movies/series now have a consistent throw-it-at-the-wall approach and see what sticks, and even then when the next project rolls out they seem to ignore things from the one(s) before. Thanks to Netflix, Amazon, and HBO Max, I've been able to catch up on at least taking a glimpse of it all over that last year or so and it really is all over the map. However, it's pretty rare I finish watching any of them. I still enjoy most of the newer games though. Village and Biohazard were fun and I really liked RE2 remastered. RE3 remastered, as many others have said, wasn't bad but was more like DLC for RE2.
  5. Ugh. Unless people start raving about how good this is I'm going to ignore it.
    Agreed, but even if it gets rave reviews I will probably still ignore it.
  6. Agreed, but even if it gets rave reviews I will probably still ignore it.
    Note I said "People raving about it." That is, actual human beings. Not media shill reviewers that rate things by how woke they are.

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