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Netflix Reveals First Official Details Of Live-Action Resident Evil Series

by Brian Shea on Aug 27, 2020 at 07:08 AM

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Resident Evil has had a pretty strong run as of late, with Resident Evil 7: Biohazard and Resident Evil Village pushing the franchise forward, while remakes like Resident Evil 2 and 3 bring the past to life in electrifying ways. Now, Netflix is ready to further expand the reach of Capcom's popular gaming franchise with a new live-action series.

The official reveal comes more than a year and a half after an initial report surfaced that the project was in the works. Then, earlier this year, a description of what the series could focus on leaked. This morning, Netflix tweeted out a very brief synopsis, as well as a photo of the script of the first episode, titled "Welcome to New Raccoon City."

The first season will feature eight one-hour episodes, with Supernatural writer Andrew Dabb running the show. Bronwen Hughes, whose directorial credits include single episodes of Breaking BadBurn Notice, and Better Call Saul, will direct the first two episodes.

There is currently no information on when the series might begin streaming on Netflix's service.

[Source: NX on Twitter]