While the project still seems to be in the early stages, it appears that Netflix might be eyeing a TV adaptation of Resident Evil.
With the highly-anticipated Resident Evil 2 just about to hit on consoles and PC around the world tomorrow, all eyes are on the franchise as it returns a beloved classic to a new generation of audiences, but it appears that more may be in the works for the franchise in another form through Netflix.
In a report from Deadline, details emerged that Netflix appears to be in development on a Resident Evil TV series based on the long-running game series from Capcom, which will apparently be produced as a Netflix Original Series.
While exact details on the series are still scarce at the moment, Deadline‘s report includes that the series will apparently be produced by Constantin Film, which was the German production company that was behind the Resident Evil movies. At the moment, Netflix appears to be searching for a showrunner for the series to begin shaping its creative vision.
Other details that Deadline shared on the reported production say that the series will “expand the Resident Evil universe and deepen the [existing] mythology,” and that the series will “explore the dark inner workings of the Umbrella Corporation and the new world order caused by the outbreak of the T-virus.” Though no specific plot points have yet been unveiled for the project, the report details that the series will “incorporate all of Resident Evil’s signature elements,” such as numerous action sequences and easter eggs calling back to the franchise’s history.
While the project appears to be in the very early stages of development at this point in time, the interest from Netflix to produce a Resident Evil TV series wouldn’t feel like too far of a stretch given that the network has brought over several other projects into television projects and series through the series. So far, that has included the acclaimed Castlevania animated series, while upcoming video game TV adaptations that it has in the works include an upcoming Devil May Cry animated series and the live-action TV adaptation of The Witcher starring Henry Cavill.
At this point in time, we’ll have to wait to hear more from Netflix in an official capacity on the project as it develops, but the prospects of a Resident Evil TV series should be exciting to fans on the horizon of Resident Evil 2‘s release.
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