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.