​Netflix confirms new ‘Resident Evil’ series to be released in 2021


Netflix has confirmed a new Resident Evil series is coming in 2021, having released a brand new teaser trailer.

Dropping the teaser, Netflix said: “Based on the Capcom video game franchise, Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness is a horror series with a sci-fi twist.

“Coming 2021 only on Netflix.”

Rumours of a Resident Evil series from Netflix have been circulating for some time, but it wasn’t until last month that the streaming service officially confirmed it.

Responding to the hearsay, the NX On Netflix Twitter account shared a photo of the script for the first episode on Twitter, saying: “Resident Evil, a new live action series based on Capcom’s legendary survival horror franchise, is coming to Netflix.”

It added: “The 8 x 1 hour episode season will be helmed by Andrew Dabb (Supernatural), Bronwen Hughes (The Walking Dead, The Journey Is the Destination) will direct the first two episodes.”

The attached photo showed the front page of a script for episode #101 of the project, which has been titled ‘Welcome to New Raccoon City’.

A full synopsis from Netflix says: “In the first timeline, 14-year-old sisters Jade and Billie Wesker are moved to New Raccoon City. A manufactured, corporate town, forced on them right as adolescence is in full swing. But the more time they spend there, the more they come to realise that the town is more than it seems and their father may be concealing dark secrets. Secrets that could destroy the world.

“Cut to the second timeline, well over a decade into the future: there are less than 15 million people left on Earth. And more than six billion monsters – people and animals infected with the T-virus. Jade, now thirty, struggles to survive in this New World, while the secrets from her past – about her sister, her father and herself – continue to haunt her.”

For now, all we know about the series’ release is that it will premiere at some point in 2021. As always, we’ll keep you posted as and when we hear more.