Leon from Resident Evil 4, which is playable on the Dolphin Android emulator.

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The Resident Evil franchise may have started in video games, but it has since expanded its reach. That includes action figures, comic books, novels, CGI animated movies, and live-action feature films. Now the zombie action franchise will expand into streaming television as well, as a Resident Evil Netflix show has been greenlighted.

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But what will the series be all about, and when will the Resident Evil Netflix show begin? We have everything you need to know about this upcoming series right here.

What is Resident Evil, anyway?

For those of you unfamiliar with the franchise, Resident Evil (known as Biohazard in Japan) began as a survival horror video game from Capcom in 1996. It became a huge hit and has since spawned a number of direct game sequels, with a new game, Resident Evil Village, due in 2021. There have also been a number of remakes, prequels, and spin-offs in the game series.

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Credit: Sony Pictures

As we mentioned, the Resident Evil franchise has branched out into other entertainment forms. The most well known are the six live-action feature films. All of them star Milla Jovovich as Alice, a character that was created just for the movies. The Resident Evil films have grossed a total of $1.2 billion at the box office worldwide.

What is the Resident Evil Netflix show about?

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According to Netflix’s official press release, the first season of the series will consist of eight episodes. The season will have two main parallel storylines, taking place years apart from each other. One of them will tell the story of twin 14-year old sisters, Jade and Billie Wesker. They will be forced to move by their father to New Raccoon City, and the sisters soon learn that both their father and the city have some very dark secrets.

The second storyline takes place 16 years later. A 30-year-old Jade Wesker has to fight off billions of zombies and monsters that were infected with the T-virus. She also has to protect the few remaining humans on Earth. However, there are still secrets from her family and past that keep haunting her. 

The press release hints that viewers of the series can look forward to seeing older characters and monsters from the Resident Evil franchise pop up, along with new characters and threats.

Who is creating the series?

The Resident Evil Netflix show is being developed by Andrew Dabb, who has written over 40 episodes of the popular CW series Supernatural. He also served as the co-showrunner for the series starting with its 12th season, all the way through to its 15th and final season. The first two episodes of the Resident Evil series will be directed by Bronwen Hughes. She has a huge career as a TV director, having directed episodes of The Walking Dead, Better Call Saul,  13 Reasons Why, and the upcoming Netflix sci-fi series Away.

Who is starring in the series?

So far, there’s been no information on what actors will be playing roles in the Resident Evil Netflix series. We will update this post when that information is revealed.

When does the Resident Evil Netflix show start?

Right now, we don’t have any information on when the series will drop on Netflix. We will update this article when more information is revealed.

That’s all we know about the upcoming Resident Evil Netflix show. We will be updating this post when we learn more about the series.

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