Fans of the Resident Evil and Zombie Apocalypse genre can look forward to the Netflix live action reboot this summer. The anchor announced that the series will premiere on July 14, 14 years after the virus triggered the end of the world. The new show is not to be confused with Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, the anime adaptation of the survival horror video game that appeared on the platform last summer.
The live-action series will star Lance Reddick (The Wire, Lost) as Albert Wesker, whom fans will remember as a police captain who turns out to be a villain who destroys humanity. Oh, he’s a family man! Ella Balinska (Charlie’s Angels) and Tamara Smart (The Worst Witch, Artemis Fall) also star in the series. The show also stars Siena Agudong (No Good Nick), Adeline Rudolph (Riverdale’s Adventures in Sabrina) and Paola Nuñez (Bad Boys for Life)
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We still don’t know many details about the plot, but here’s what Deadline has gathered so far. The show takes place in 2036, almost 14 years after a virus turned much of the world into blood-sucking zombies. The show’s main character, Jade Wesker, who has yet to discover her father is a bad genius, works for the Umbrella Corporation, a large pharmaceutical company in a video game that develops biological weapons for soldiers around the world.
The show is set in New Raccoon City, a new city built on top of Raccoon City, which was bombed nuclear due to the outbreak of T-virus. The T virus (also known as Tyrant Virus) got a extremely contagious that turns human beings into bloody zombies, featured in promotional stills for the live action series. The show follows Wesker’s daughter as she brings out the horrific truth about how her father actually makes a living. Once Netflix releases the trailer, we may learn more about what’s in the new Raccoon City.