Netflix has announced a premiere date for its upcoming live-action series adaptation of the popular video game, Resident Evil.
In a statement announcing the news, the streamer promised that the series will “redefine the legendary horror franchise.”
They also added:
“The all-new series expansion brings the best of the Resident Evil DNA forward – bad-ass heroines, insane creatures (some new/some familiar), a battle for survival, and of course, a deep mystery to unravel. Andrew Dabb (Supernatural) expands the directions with fresh storytelling, bone-chilling horror, and an action-packed spectacle perfect for summer binging.”
Set to debut on July 14th with eight episodes, Netflix’s Resident Evil will take place in 2036 – 14 years after a deadly virus caused a global apocalypse. The series will follow Jade Wesker, who fights for survival in a world overrun by the blood-thirsty infected and insane creatures. In this absolute carnage, Jade is haunted by her past in New Raccoon City, her father’s chilling connections to the Umbrella Corporation but mostly by what happened to her sister, Billie.
The series will star Lance Reddick as Albert Wesker, alongside Ella Balinska, Tamara Smart, Siena Agudong, Adeline Rudolph, and Paola Nuñez.
This live-action adaptation will be Netflix’s second foray into the world of Resident Evil, with the streamer previously releasing the animated series Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness in July 2021.
As well as the premiere announcement, Netflix also unveiled some teaser posters for the series, which you can check out below. (Click on images to enlarge).