Just ahead of tomorrow's release of Resident Evil 2 on PS4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch, Deadline reports tonight that a "Resident Evil" series is currently in the works at Netflix!
The site details, “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.”
The source adds, “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.”
Stay tuned for more details on Netflix's Resident Evil series as they develop.
In other Resident Evil news, Constantin Film has hired Johannes Roberts (The Strangers: Prey at Night, 47 Meters Down) to direct a reboot of the feature film franchise.