Deadline has reported that a series based on the popular Resident Evil franchise is in development at streaming giant Netflix.
German production and distribution company Constantin Film will reportedly produce the series for Netflix Global, however, at this time Netflix has neither confirmed nor denied the series.
Furthermore, Deadline is reporting that the series will expand upon the universe created in video games digging more deeply into the Umbrella Corporation’s inner workings as well as the way the world was changed in the wake of the T-Virus.
The first Resident Evil game was released way back in 1996 and has spawned both successful game and film franchises. In fact, to date, it remains Capcom’s best-selling video game franchise of all time with more than 93 million copies sold worldwide. Moreover, the film franchise based on the games and starring Milla Jovovich is most successful franchise based on a video game.
Netflix has a knack for making smart decisions with its original content so much so that it has successfully moved into the realm of major awards shows in recent years so it is no stretch of the imagination to believe that this might happen.
Deadline is generally a good source of information for the entertainment world, but again, they are reporting this strictly as a rumor without confirmation from the studios and from an unnamed source.
iHorror will be watching this closely and will keep you updated as more information becomes available.
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