The Resident Evil franchise is currently being expanded upon in all sorts of interesting new ways. This includes Netflix’s upcoming live-action Resident Evil series, which is now currently in production. What’s more, the cast for the new series has been announced. According to a newly released cast photo, as shared via Netflix’s Geeked Week, actor Lance Reddick has been cast as Albert Wesker in the new Resident Evil series.
You can see the photo yourself down below, with Lance Reddick and the other Resident Evil cast members standing together:
Been dying to announce this. Get ready to enter New Raccoon City with the cast of RESIDENT EVIL: LANCE REDDICK / ELLA BALINSKA / TAMARA SMART / SIENA AGUDONG / ADELINE RUDOLPH / PAOLA NUNEZ. #GeekedWeek pic.twitter.com/ULKEFuYdAr
— Netflix Geeked (@NetflixGeeked) June 11, 2021
Aside from actor Lance Reddick, the upcoming Resident Evil series from Netflix also includes Ella Balinska, Tamara Smart, Siena Agudong, Adeline Rudolph, and Paola Nunez.
Netflix has ordered eight episodes for the horror series, all of which will be one hour long. Bronwen Hughes will direct and executive produce the first two episodes of the series. Andrew Dabb will also executive produce and write on the series.
According to Andrew Dabb:
“For every type of Resident Evil fan, including those joining us for the first time, the series will be complete with a lot of old friends, and some things (bloodthirsty, insane things) people have never seen before,” he stated.
As for the epic plot of the series…
“Building on one of the most popular, best selling survival horror video games of all time, “Resident Evil” will tell a brand new story across two timelines, both following the daughters of series antagonist Albert Wesker in the present and future.”
“Nearly three decades after the discovery of the T-virus, an outbreak reveals the Umbrella Corporation’s dark secrets.”
“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.”
Stay tuned for more updates on Netflix’s Resident Evil series as we have them, especially now that production is underway!