After ” The Witcher ” or ” Arcane », netflix is off to a good start in its adaptations of famous video game franchises. The streaming giant is indeed continuing its momentum with “ resident Evil and its terrible zombies. Since the time a live-action series was announced, a whole first teaser has finally been revealed. Get ready for bloody new adventures!
Welcome to New Raccoon City
The Resident Evil teaser begins with the air of paradise: we discover New Raccoon City, a most charming city that promises a dream life for Albert Wesker’s two daughters who land there, but the appearance of a terrible virus will completely turn their lives upside down. The video hints that the story will follow two parallel timelines: when it all began and the consequences for humanity, years later.
Here is the official synopsis: “14 years after a deadly virus caused a global apocalypse, Jade Wesker struggles to survive in a world overrun by bloodthirsty infected and demented creatures. In this absolute carnage, Jade is haunted by her past in New Raccoon City, by her father’s chilling ties to the Umbrella Corporation, but especially by what happened to her sister, Billie.
The trailer promises an intense series with lots of zombies everywhere, even if for the moment, we don’t see much difference with all the other current zombie productions. In any case, fans hope that Netflix will not crash with this adaptation.
A whole new cast
With this new series, Netflix decides to make a new look by highlighting all new characters. Exit therefore Léon S Kennedy or Chris and Claire Redfield, Resident Evil 2.0 will mainly focus on the daughters of Albert Wesker at the start of the pandemic, but also years later. The duo is embodied by Ella Balinska and Tamara Smart, actresses still little known in the industry. Their father is played by Lance Reddick (Fringe, John Wick). The rest of the cast is completed by Siena Agudong, Adeline Rudolph, Paola Nuñez, Ahad Raza Mir, Connor Gossatti, but also Turlough Convery. See you on Netflix on July 14, 2022 to meet all these little people.
Official trailer of the Resident Evil series (VF)