Netflix has announced that a Resident Evil live action series will be making its way to the streaming service.
Along with the announcement, an image of the script that reads “Welcome to New Raccoon City” can be seen.
The upcoming series will consist of 8 1-hour episodes and will be written by Andrew Dabb of Supernatural and the first two episodes will be directed by Bronwen Hughes of The Walking Dead.
According to IGN, the upcoming series will tell an original story, with the brief synopsis as follows:
“In the first timeline, fourteen-year-old sisters Jade and Billie Wesker are moved to New Raccoon City. A manufactured, corporate town, forced on them right as adolescence is in full swing. But the more time they spend there, the more they come to realize that the town is more than it seems and their father may be concealing dark secrets. Secrets that could destroy the world. Cut to the second timeline, well over a decade into the future: there are less than fifteen million people left on Earth. And more than six billion monsters — people and animals infected with the T-virus. Jade, now thirty, struggles to survive in this New World, while the secrets from her past – about her sister, her father, and herself – continue to haunt her.”
Netflix also has another Capcom property in Dragon’s Dogma, which is an anime adaptation that is scheduled to come out on September 17.