Netflix has just announced an upcoming Resident Evil series, and it's probably not what you're expecting. The live action adaptation is said to focus on the Wesker children. Wait, Wesker's had sex?
The announcement comes today through the official Netflix Twitter account. "When the Wesker kids move to New Raccoon City, the secrets they uncover might just be the end of everything," the announcement reads. The end of everything? In a city named after one that got nuked? Are you sure?
You won't catch me moving to New Raccoon City, that's for damn sure. But, I will admit, I am morbidly curious about this Netflix adaptation. I remember asking Resident Evil 2 Remake's producers years ago about whether they'd seen the (terrible) live action films by Paul W.S. Anderson. The pair actually had seen several of the movies, and commented that they're "definitely their own entity."
Speaking of terrible adaptations, a report last year claimed that Netflix was producing a live action Resident Evil series, in tandem with the production company behind Anderson's movies. There was never any official announcement to confirm or deny the report however, and going from this new announcement from Netflix, it seems like that past series may have been scrapped or reworked, as it was said to explore the inner workings of the Umbrella Corporation. This new series is helmed by Andrew Dabb (Supernatural), while Bronwen Hughes (The Walking Dead) will direct the first two episodes.
Still, I look forward to seeing how the tale of the Wesker children unfolds in New Raccoon City. There's no potential release date information for Netflix's new series available right now, although if it's other Capcom-based video game adaptations you're after, a Dragon's Dogma animated series launches on Netflix next month in September.