Deadline reports, Netflix is in the way of producing a Resident Evil TV series as a brand-new original show for its streaming service. That suggests the program will likely include zombies and the shadowy bioweapons Umbrella Corporation, which is at the heart of the Resident Evil universe’s undead outbreak.
Resident Evil TV Series
According to the report, Constantin Film is after the RE movies are at the wheel for this latest series.
“I hear the series will be a Netflix global original. German production company Constantin Film, which is following the RE movies loosely based on the Capcom video game, is the studio. Quest is underway for a showrunner to shepherd the adaptation.”
“No one is commenting yet I hear the plan is for the series to extend the RE universe. I hear the series will have the basic premise, which also labored as a setup for the movie franchise. The drama series will travel the dark inner workings of the Umbrella Corporation & the new world order created by the outbreak of the T-virus. While the plan is in the early stages, the series is supposed to include all of Resident Evil’s trademark elements, including action sequences & Easter eggs.”
The movie franchise has done well for Constantin including its distributor Screen Gems, generating $1.2 billion globally, even though few fans believe it deviated from the quality that executed the games work so well.
Netflix’s Resident Evil TV Series
The RE film franchise debuted in 2002 &, over the course of 6 movies, produced a surprisingly enduring action-horror property. The concluding installment was 2016’s Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, showing Constantin open to the chance of a reboot. Paul W. S. Anderson was behind this movie series, which took further of an active action way than the original games, which starred Milla Jovovich & wrapped in 2016 with RE: The Final Chapter. After then, Constantin Film executives have presented plans to reboot the franchise, including as a Television series.
You know what? Constantin Films are going to be behind this, right? Sure, Milla can come, just make certain we get to observe what happened right following this scene. Then all will be forgiven. #ResidentEvil #Netflix @ResidentEvil @Netflix pic.twitter.com/2Igkj4QRuF
— G.Mendoza (@NeioGio) January 25, 2019
It’s fascinating to note that Constantin Film recently hired Johannes Roberts to direct a film reboot of the RE franchise. There is the likelihood that Johannes could be behind the RE Tv series.
Netflix hasn’t officially confirmed the Resident Evil TV series just yet, but Deadline’s statement looks pretty solid.