The exclusive images for Netflix’s Resident Evil series have been revealed by Entertainment Weekly. The series debuts on Netflix on July 14, 2022. created by Andrew Dabb and Martin Moskowicz of Constantin Television. The new images show zombie dogs and the cast of the series. See the images below.
The story will revolve around Billie and Jade, half-twin sisters created as part of a secret project by their adopted father, Albert Wesker. The series is set in its own continuity separate from either the previous Anderson film series or the 2021 film Welcome to Raccoon City. the setting of the series being the lead-up and the years after a global T-virus pandemic. Key events from the games have still occurred in some form in the show’s continuity, and are its primary lore source, while events from the live-action films will rarely be utilized.
The series stars Lance Reddick, Ella Balinska, Tamara Smart, Siena Agudong, Adeline Rudolph, Paola Nuñez, Ahad Raza Mir, Connor Gossatti, and Turlough Convery.
The series’ main plot is spread out over two periods in time – 2022 and 2038, separated by a gap of some 16 years. The “past” plotline deals with the struggles of 14 year old half-twins Billie and Jade Wesker, adopted children raised by Albert Wesker. Their lives take a dramatic turn when Albert is awarded an executive position at the struggling Umbrella Corporation that once employed him, and they move to the company’s planned community in New Raccoon City, South Africa. While there the two girls stumble onto the dark secrets behind the city’s history and Umbrella’s dark legacy, while their father deals with a T-virus outbreak.
In the present of 2038, the virus has long since spread across the world, mutating most of the population into creatures called “Zeroes”. Human civilization has been reduced to 15 million refugees living in a series of isolated city states, with the most powerful remnant being controlled by Umbrella’s paramilitary. Billie and Jade have spent the pandemic living separately, with Jade fleeing to Europe and becoming a leading expert on Zero biology and Billie growing up in Umbrella’s domain. While Jade has long believed her sister to be dead, Billie has risen to a senior rank within the corporate hierarchy and is involved in a global manhunt for Jade.
The series contains eight episodes, directed in four production blocks by Bronwen Hughes, Rob Seidenglanz, Batán Silva, and Rachel Goldberg. Writing for the series was handled by Andrew Dabb, Mary Leah Sutton, Jeffrey Howard, and Kerry Williamson. Young Adult novelists Tara Knight and Alex Brown were assistants to Dabb.