Andrew Dabb of Supernatural will serve as a showrunner on the series with Bronwen Hughes of The Walking Dead on board as an executive producer and the director of the first two hour-long episodes.
Netflix released the following information about the Resident Evil series, which will take place in two different timelines:
“In the first timeline, fourteen-year-old sisters Jade and Billie Wesker are moved to New Raccoon City. A manufactured, corporate town, forced on them right as adolescence is in full swing. But the more time they spend there, the more they come to realize that the town is more than it seems and their father may be concealing dark secrets. Secrets that could destroy the world … Cut to the second timeline, well over a decade into the future: there are less than fifteen million people left on Earth. And more than six billion monsters — people and animals infected with the T-virus. Jade, now thirty, struggles to survive in this New World, while the secrets from her past — about her sister, her father and herself — continue to haunt her.”
Resident Evil debuted on PlayStation back in 1998. It went on to spawn a successful video game franchise as well as an admittedly hit-or-miss film franchise starring Milla Jovovich.
It will be interesting to see how this story could play out over the course of a TV series.
There is no word yet on release dates or casting for the series, but iHorror will keep you posted on details as they become available.