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Netflix unveils first look at upcoming Resident Evil live action series

Netflix is launching a live action Resident Evil series, premiering on 14th July with a cast featuring Ella Balinska, Lance Reddick and more.
Netflix unveils first look at upcoming Resident Evil live action series

Popular streaming service Netflix recently teased the debut of its new upcoming live action series, Resident Evil, based on the Capcom video game series of the same name. Accordingly, the series explores the dark secrets of the Umbrella Corporation and the dreaded zombie outbreak.

The first season is set nearly three decades after the T-virus was discovered and will launch with eight episodes, each with a runtime of roughly 1 hour. Better still, the live action remake promises to use familiar elements that franchise veterans will appreciate.

Netflix is launching a live action Resident Evil series

On 17th March, Netflix teased that "evil has evolved," boasting that its new live action Resident Evil series will premiere on 14th July 2022. Although we aren't graced with imagery of the infected, the posters paint bloody compelling visuals that leave us waiting with high hopes and immense anticipation.

In a press release, the streaming service warned viewers to ensure they have their survival supplies stocked ahead of the show's release. According to the series' logline, the show is set in 2036, or fourteen years after the deadly T-virus brought about the zombie apocalypse.

"Jade Wesker fights for survival in a world overrun by the blood-thirsty infected and insane creatures. In this absolute carnage, Jade is haunted by her past in New Raccoon City, by her father’s chilling connections to the Umbrella Corporation but mostly by what happened to her sister, Billie," the logline reads.

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Netflix's Resident Evil will be based on the original Capcom video game. (Picture: Capcom)

As mentioned earlier, veteran fans of the Resident Evil franchise will be pleased to know that the live action remake will include "familiar elements that fans know and love."

In particular, fans can find out if Jade will be able to escape her past or if there are any new surprises the terrifying new world has in store for her. Furthermore, the series will explore the burning question of what exactly went down in New Raccoon City and what connection Jade's father has to the infamous Umbrella Corporation.

Resident Evil live action Netflix series - Cast list

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Netflix's cast for the Resident Evil live action series. (Picture: Tatenda Chidora / Netflix)

According to the IMDb page, Netflix's Resident Evil will feature 25 cast members, each of who are listed below.

Main Cast (8 episodes)

  • Ella Balinska
  • Lance Reddick
    • Albert Wesker
  • Turlough Convery
  • Tetiana Gaidar
    • Tactical Weapons Trainer
  • Connor Gosatti

Remaining Cast (1 or 2 episodes)

  • Lea Vivier
    • Susana Franco
  • Mpho Osei Tutu
    • Yen
  • Hanni Heinrich
    • Janet
  • Paola Nuñez
  • Siena Agudong
  • Ayushi Chhabra
    • Dr Amrita Singh
  • Adeline Rudolph
  • Tamara Smart
  • Suraya Rose Santos
    • Spokesmodel
  • Rizelle Januk
    • Billie's Teacher
  • Evan Hengst
    • Carl
  • Droxzyfps
    • Ethan
  • Ahad Raza Mir
    • Arj
  • Joe Vaz
    • Dodger
  • Richard Wright-Firth
    • Maskey
  • Christina Knight
    • Ms Foster
  • Liezel Rudd
    • Pilot
  • Candice van Litsenborgh
  • Emile Hager
    • Alan
  • Philippa Berrington-Blew
    • Miss Kyoko 2022

And that's it! Netflix's live action series of Resident Evil will debut on 14th July 2022. If you're interested in more entertainment news coverage, then check out our selection of featured articles below, or navigate to our dedicated Entertainment section for more.


Featured image courtesy of Netflix.