Resident Evil will once again be adapted into a Netflix series. The platform has given a release date: it will be July 14, 2022. This new adaptation is completely unrelated to the others and will try to give a new spin to a universe that has already been used many times before.
Netflix’s new Resident Evil series finally has a release date. All episodes will go live on July 14, 2022. This is obviously an adaptation of the famous video game franchise.
For now, we have few details about the project, but no doubt a trailer should be released soon. All we know is that it won’t exactly retell the history of the games, since it will go in a different direction.
The story will take place in 2036, fourteen years after the zombie apocalypse that began in Racoon City. We follow Jade Wesker (daughter of the big bad that fans know well) as she tries to survive in a world in the grip of chaos. At the same time, the series will tell how this zombie outbreak began in 2022. It will therefore alternate between two time frames.
No official images or trailers for now, just a photo of the cast. Here, the role of Albert Wesker will be played by Lance Reddick (centre).
The Netflix series will be an adaptation that will have nothing to do with the previous ones. It will thus establish a new parallel universe to that of Paul WS Anderson’s games and films. It also has nothing to do with the Welcome to Racoon City reboot released in theaters in September 2021.
Resident Evil (series), is not Netflix’s first project related to the license. In the summer of 2021, the platform aired Infinite Darkness. This animated series featured Claire and Léon on an investigation and had the distinction of taking place in the same universe as the games. With the series, Netflix will wipe the slate clean by creating its own narrative.