Anyone who enjoys survival horror video games owes respect to Resident Evil, even if it’s not their favorite franchise in the genre. Resident Evil popularized most survival horror tropes, and remains heavily influential.
Unfortunately, while many people ultimately enjoyed them for what they were, the Resident Evil movie series starring Milla Jovovich as Alice never really served as a proper adaptation of the video game source material.
That series wrapped up with 2017’s Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, and producer Constantin Film has since been talking up a reboot. That looked set to happen as a feature film, but now fans have been thrown a curveball.
According to Deadline, Netflix is developing a Resident Evil TV series. A showrunner has yet to be hired, but the series is planned to be released globally as a Netflix original. Netflix has yet to comment on the report.
Details on the series are scarce, but Deadline says it’s likely to “expand the Resident Evil universe and deepen the existing mythology,” and “explore the dark inner workings of the Umbrella Corporation and the new world order caused by the outbreak of the T-virus.“
It’s unclear what exactly the announcement of this Netflix series means for Constantin Film’s previously teased Resident Evil movie reboot, which 47 Meters Down’s Johannes Roberts was recently hired to write and direct.