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The Resident Evil TV Series Is Dead, But You Can Watch The Proof Of Concept Now

by Jeff Marchiafava on Oct 26, 2017 at 05:06 PM

A few years ago, Mance Media and independent filmmaker Shawn Lebert announced they were working on Arklay, a television drama based in the Resident Evil universe. Arklay centered on detective James Reinhardt, who was tasked with investigating a series of homicides in Raccoon City, which involved a certain virus that gamers are all too familiar with. Arklay was supposed to release in 2015, but went dark shortly after the announcement, leading many gamers to assume the worst.

Turns out those assumptions were indeed correct, but there's something of a silver lining. While the media company ended up passing on Arklay, Lebert has now released the proof-of-concept short film. Despite any direct references to Resident Evil having been removed from the video, it still gives RE fans an idea of what the series could've been, while providing closure to the project.

Watch the video below, and tell us what you think in the comments.