According to Deadline, Netflix is currently working on a live-action series based on the survival horror franchise, Resident Evil. The show will allegedly be a global Netflix exclusive.
Constantin Film, the studio behind the six Resident Evil movies loosely based on the games, will be producing the series and is currently on the hunt for a showrunner to head up the project. While there’s not a lot of detail around it just yet, I’m really hoping it takes a different approach to the past movies, which were, uh, not the best.
What Deadline does say, however, is that the plan is to “expand the Resident Evil universe” and deepen its mythology. That’s a fairly broad stroke, so really, it could mean anything, but it looks like we’ll be getting a closer look at the work of the Umbrella Corporation and the aftermath it caused with its dodgy zombie-making virus.
Of course, it’s still early days for the project, but reports say it’ll stay true to Resident Evil’s roots and even have a few familiar goodies for fans of the franchise.
It’s also important to note that none of this has been confirmed by Netflix or Constantin, so it’s still speculation at this stage, but it seems like something worth considering given the resurgence of the Capcom series thanks to both Resident Evil 7 and the incredible remake of Resident Evil 2.
If legit, it’ll be interesting to see whether the series ties in with the recently announced movie reboot helmed by Johannes Roberts, or whether it’s something totally different. Either way, there sure is a lot of fresh Resident Evil content on the way.