Resident Evil live-action TV series coming to Netflix: Here's what we know about the release date, trailer, cast and more

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A new take on the Resident Evil franchise is heading to Netflix, as a live-action TV series adaptation of the iconic gaming series has been announced for the popular streaming service.

Although the big-screen movie franchise ended a while back, Resident Evil as a brand is in rude health right now: the new game in the franchise, Resident Evil 8: Village, is on the way; and remakes of Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3 made a big impression on console and PC gamers over the last couple of years.

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Keep reading to learn everything we know about the Resident Evil Netflix series...

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Resident Evil Netflix series story

"When the Wesker kids move to New Raccoon City, the secrets they uncover might just be the end of everything." So reads the official description of the series, which was shared by Netflix on Twitter.

By the sounds of it, then, this will be a fairly original story in the Resident Evil universe, rather than a remake of the games/films that have come before.

Resident Evil Netflix series - how many episodes?

In a follow-up Tweet, Netflix described its Resident Evil show as a "8 x 1 hour episode season", which means you'll be getting eight lengthy episodes in the show's first season.

We can also tell you, thanks to this script page below (which was teased on Twitter), that the first episode will be called "Welcome to New Raccoon City".

Will there be a second season of Resident Evil on Netflix?

Of course, if all goes well, you'd fully expect Netflix to push ahead with a Resident Evil season 2. But for now, only the first season has been confirmed.

Resident Evil Netflix series release date

A release date for the Resident Evil Netflix series is yet to be confirmed, but we wouldn't expect to see it until 2021 at the earliest - what with the global pandemic going on real life.

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A live-action version of Resi 3's Nemesis could be terrifying. Who should they cast??
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A live-action version of Resi 3's Nemesis could be terrifying. Who should they cast??

Resident Evil Netflix series cast

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We don't know anything about the cast just yet, but fans of the games would surely hope to see iconic characters such as Jill Valentine, Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield making some appearances. It has yet to be confirmed if that will happen, though.

Of course, fans would also love to see iconic baddies like Tyrant/Mr X or Nemesis appearing in the series, but we don't yet know if those iconic nasties will show up in the series.

We do know about the crew, though: Netflix has confirmed that the show "will be helmed by Andrew Dabb (Supernatural), Bronwen Hughes (The Walking Dead, The Journey Is the Destination) will direct the first two episodes."

Resident Evil Netflix series trailer

There's no trailer for the Resident Evil Netflix series just yet, but we'll be sure to let you know as soon as that changes. In the meantime, you'll have to make do with this video of Thomas The Tank Engine modded into Resi 2...

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