Netflix just confirmed the cast of the upcoming live-action series Resident Evil, based on the Capcom video game franchise. The game’s spawned a whole a series of feature films starring Milla Jovovich as Alice, but the new series will tell a completely different story.
“Resident Evil is my favorite game of all time. I’m incredibly excited to tell a new chapter in this amazing story and bring the first-ever Resident Evil series to Netflix members around the world,” explained writer, executive producer and showrunner Andrew Dabb (Supernatural). “For every type of Resident Evil fan, including those joining us for the first time, the series will be complete with a lot of old friends, and some things (bloodthirsty, insane things) people have never seen before.”
The cast includes:
• Lance Reddick (he/him) as ALBERT WESKER
• Ella Balinska (she/her)
• Tamara Smart (she/her)
• Siena Agudong (she/her)
• Adeline Rudolph (she/her)
• Paola Nuñez (she/her)
Season one will consist of eight one-hour episodes.
Mary Leah Sutton writes and executive produces, with Constantin Film’s Oliver Berben and Robert Kulzer also on board as executive producers. Constantin Film CEO Martin Moszkowicz is a producer.
Resident Evil Series Details, Courtesy of Netflix:
Building on one of the most popular, best-selling survival horror video games of all time, Resident Evil will tell a brand new story across two 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.