Image: Resident Evil 3 Remake (Capcom)

Netflix has announced that a miniseries based on the immensely popular Resident Evil series of survival horror video games is in the works.

The series is set to follow two new characters, Billie and Jade Wesker, who are presumably the daughters of series antagonist Albert Wesker. The show will take place in two timelines; one sees the sisters as 14-year-olds having just moved to New Raccoon City and another far in the future. The official synopsis was released yesterday:

In the first timeline, 14-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.

The series will be helmed by Bronwen Hughes, a director with episodes of Better Call Saul, the Walking Dead, and Breaking Bad under her belt. According to showrunner Andrew Dabb, “the series will be complete with a lot of old friends, and some things (bloodthirsty, insane things) people have never seen before.” A show about an apocalyptic virus may be somewhat too timely right now, but the series comes in the wake of Netflix’s massively popular adaptation of The Witcher series of games and books. The series is also produced by Constantin Film, who were involved with the successful (but loosely-adapted) series of Resident Evil movies starring Milla Jovovich.

The show is set to run for eight one-hour episodes, but no release date or other information is available yet. As always, stay tuned to Modern Notoriety for updates.


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