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Just one day before the remake of Resident Evil 2 arrives, Deadline reports tonight that Netflix is developing a “Resident Evil” television series!

The site details, “I hear the series will be a Netflix global original. German production and distribution company Constantin Film, which is behind the Resident Evil movies loosely based on the Capcom video game series, is the studio. Search is underway for a showrunner to shepherd the adaptation.”

They add, “No one is commenting but I hear the plan is for the series to expand the Resident Evil universe and deepen the exiting mythology. I hear the series will keep the basic premise, which also served as a setup for the movie franchise. The drama series will explore the dark inner workings of the Umbrella Corporation and the new world order caused by the outbreak of the T-virus. While the project is in early stages, the series is expected to incorporate all of Resident Evil’s signature elements, including action sequences and Easter eggs.”

The Milla Jovovich-led Resident Evil film franchise, which took more of an action approach than the original games, wrapped up in 2016 after its sixth and final installment.

It’s interesting to note that Constantin Film just hired Johannes Roberts (The Strangers: Prey at Night) to direct a feature film reboot of the Resident Evil franchise.

 https://bloody-disgusting.com/tv/3543223/netflix-developing-resident-evil-tv-series/ 

Awesome! I've been dying for a live-action RE series for quite some time, I remember saying "if Scream and The Purge can get a TV series, I see no reason why RE can't get one" and here we are, just one day before REmake 2 hits store shelves. Perfect timing. 

It looks like Charlie Cox could be finding new work real soon after DareDevil was cancelled, he'd be perfect for Chris IMO. But yeah, let the fan castings commence.

Last edited by KManX89 - on 26 January 2019

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I really didn't care about the films so can't say I'm notably interested...



I am currently sigless.

Sounds bad already.

"and the new world order caused by the outbreak of the T-virus" just makes it sound like the later Resi movies which simply weren't that good. Focusing on "new world order" shit rather than zombies is what made the walking dead turn crap as well.



Bet Shiken that COD would outsell Battlefield in 2018. http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8749702

Stop making stuff up. Follow the lore in the games, how hard can it be. Jesus...



They'll likely screw it up, but one can always hope. Licensed series and films adapted from video games are almost always bad.



End of 2016 hardware sales:

Wii U: 15 million. PS4: 54 million. One: 30 million. 3DS: 64.8 million. PSVita: 15.2 million.

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I don't need them to follow RE lore. In fact, I would prefer it if they just completely rebooted the storyline. I don't want references to the games or the movies. The one thing I could never understand about the movies is how Umbrella was able to get such devotion out of their employees. The world goes to hell but the employees have no lives and just keep working for Umbrella. Such devotion was just ridiculous. So I hope the show stays away from that.



Hopefully it’s not like the movies, like I enjoyed them for what they were but not for being resident evil related films.

I always thought resident evil would do better as a show then a movie due to them being able to take their time more and explore etc.



Majin-Tenshinhan said:

I really didn't care about the films so can't say I'm notably interested...

It's not connected to the Anderson films. It'll expand the existing lore of the games. 



Please be faithful to the games.



Ka-pi96 said:
Sounds bad already.

"and the new world order caused by the outbreak of the T-virus" just makes it sound like the later Resi movies which simply weren't that good. Focusing on "new world order" shit rather than zombies is what made the walking dead turn crap as well.

I've yet to watch the most recent series, but I doubt it can be worse than season 2 - The Walking Dead: Life on a Farm.