The official trailer for the Resident Evil Netflix series was finally unveiled during the Geek Week 2022, the virtual event of the famous streaming platform Netflix which presents its next releases science fiction, fantasy, or from the worlds of the imaginary.
Before that, we already got to see two teasers and awesome promo posters, but now we have some top shots, theofficial poster, the bande-annonce And much more !
The series resident evil is based on the survival horror game franchise of the same name, but takes some liberties in telling the story of the T virus. The series follows the story of the two adopted daughters ofAlbert wesker, as they uncover the dark secrets of where Wesker actually works, Umbrella Corporation.
For some time, due to a lack of new movies resident evil, but also thanks to the superb remakes of Resident Evil video games that have recently been released on consoles, the expectation around a major novelty for fans of the Resident Evil saga, more horrifying than ever, has reached an all-time high.
Here's everything you need to know about Netflix's Resident Evil series: its story, the number of episodes, the cast, the release date, and finally the official trailer for the series.
What is Resident Evil?
Resident Evil is one of the oldest video game franchises, and above all one of the most successful, so much so that it seems to have existed forever. The gripping story of a thrilling action, suspense, and zombie video game spawned the highest-grossing film series based on a video game grossing over $XNUMX billion in total.
The first Resident Evil game was released in 1996 and since then there have been numerous sequels and spin-offs. The basic plot revolves around the Umbrella Corporation, a powerful pharmaceutical company that is secretly experimenting with a virus capable of turning people into zombies.
As the story progresses, we learn that the Umbrella Corporation is involved in much more than just creating a virus: they are also interested in illegal genetic experiments, environmental pollution, and political manipulation.
The games are known for their graphic violence, their gore side and their scares, but also for their more than interesting puzzles.
What will Netflix's Resident Evil series be about?
Like video game history, the new Netflix series Resident Evil is a sci-fi horror series that chronicles the worldwide outbreak of the T-virus that turns those infected with it into zombies.
The Resident Evil Netflix series will bring fans of the saga an all-new story set across two different timelines. Indeed, the series will follow Jade and Billie Wesker as teenagers, in 2022, before jumping into the future, more precisely in 2036, with Jade in her thirties, after an epidemic of zombies. The series will also examine the inner workings of the sinister Umbrella Corporation and the state of the world following the outbreak of the T-Virus.
In 2022 :
The first part, which will take place in 2022, will talk about the beginning of the epidemic in New Raccoon City, where Umbrella Corporation is located. This first season will take place in eight episodes of approximately one hour each.
In this part, Wesker will be tasked with making a new antidepressant called " Joy which offers substantial health benefits to its users, but also contains the deadly T virus. 14-year-old sisters Billie and Jade Wesker, who appear to be guinea pigs to test the drug, soon discover the drug company's sinister plan.
Jade and Billie will be transferred to New Raccoon City, an industrial city, against their will. But the more time they spend there, the more they will realize that the city is more different than it seems, but also that their own father may be hiding dark secrets. Secrets that could destroy the world.
In 2036 :
The second part of the series will be set in the year 2036, where Jade finds herself on the streets of London as a lonely pandemic survivor. As the T-Virus takes over the world and creates hordes of killer zombies across 5 continents, Jade will have to team up with other battle-hardened survivors and hold her ground to save humanity.
There will be less than 15 million people left on Earth and more than six billion monsters, people and/or animals infected with the T virus. Jade, who will be 30 years old by then, will struggle to survive in this new world, while that the secrets of her past, about her sister, her father and herself, will continue to haunt her.
Number of episodes and directors
The first season of Resident Evil will consist of eight episodes of approximately 60 minutes, divided between four directors: Bronwen Hughes, Rob Seidenglanz, Rachel Goldberg et Batan Silva.
The cast of Resident Evil
Here is the cast of the 1st season of this series Resident Evil, by Netflix:
- Siena Agudong
- Tamara smart
- Adeline Rudolph
- Ella Balinska
- Lance Reddick
- Turlough Convery
- Connor Gosatti
- Paola Nunez
- Lea Vivier
- Mpho Osei Tutu
- Ayushi Chhabra
- Christina Knight
- Emile Hager
- Hanni Heinrich
- Ahad Raza Mir
- Bjorn Steinbach
Resident Evil release date
The Resident Evil series will be available on VOD from July 14, 2022, on the Netflix platform. The eight episodes of this first season will all be viewable on the same day.
We do not yet have any information regarding a potential broadcast on French channels or on other VOD platforms.
Resident Evil Series Trailer
Here is the trailer for the Resident Evil series broadcast on the official Netflix YouTube channel: