Netflix is making a ‘Resident Evil’ scripted series, based on the action horror franchise. German production and distribution company Constantin Film will be on the series, the same company behind the ‘Resident Evil’ movies. Those films were loosely based on the Capcom video game series.
Meanwhile, a showrunner is not yet in place, but Netflix is in the process of getting one. The series plans on expanding the ‘Resident Evil’ universe and deepening the exiting mythology.
Deadline reported the premise of the series:
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.”
Moreover, the ‘Resident Evil’ franchise has cumulatively earned $1.2 billion worldwide to date to rank as the highest-grossing film series ever based on a video game. Paul W. S. Anderson was behind the six-movie series, which starred Milla Jovovich. The films wrapped in 2016 with ‘Resident Evil: The Final Chapter.’
Since then, Constantin Film brass have discussed plans to reboot the franchise, including as a TV series. Last month, the company hired Johannes Roberts to write and direct a feature ‘Resident Evil’ reboot with a new cast.
It is unclear what the series plans to do in terms of canon, but we’ll find out soon enough.