Netflix is releasing a new, original series based on the Resident Evil franchise and it’s coming soon to terrify viewers. What with COVID-19 and monkeypox, you’d be forgiven for thinking the world has had enough of viruses. However, it seems not, as the dreaded T-virus is like nothing the world has ever seen before. Read on to find out more about the horror/sci-fi series, its release date and cast.
Resident Evil in New Raccoon City
The latest iteration of the Resident Evil franchise is about to drop on Netflix as an original series. Meanwhile, the popular tourist destination New Raccoon City turns into an apocalyptic nightmare. The series is part of Netflix’s Geeked Week, and the streamer has released a new and terrifying trailer.
According to the plot, the new T-virus is hidden in an Umbrella Corporation miracle drug called Joy, but this is definitely a misnomer. In fact, the so-called miracle drug has a growing hunger for human flesh. Meanwhile, the latest outbreak comes almost three decades after the first discovery of the T-virus and reveals the corporation’s darkest secrets.
Our protagonist, Jade Wester (Ella Balinska) is an apocalypse survivor, trying her best to stay ahead of the T-Virus infected creatures. However, the zombie-lookalike monsters seem to follow her every move. This only gets worse when Jade dwells on her past in New Raccoon City and what happened to her family there.
Cast of the new Netflix sci-fi/horror series
As mentioned, Ella Balinska is in the lead as Jade Wester and has previously starred in Charlie’s Angels and Run Sweetheart Run. According to the official IMDb page, the following are major characters in the series. Lance Reddick (John Wick, John Wick: Chapter 2, White House Down) plays Jade’s father, Albert Wesker and Tetiana Gaidar (Baywatch, Brunkala) plays a tactical weapons trainer. Dr. DroxzyFPS is in the role of Ethan, while Connor Gosatti (3rd Night, Midnight Ticket) plays Simon. Readers can view the whole list of cast here.
Behind the scenes of Resident Evil
Andrew Dabb (Supernatural) writes and produces the series and calls the original Resident Evil his favorite game of all time. However, he has redefined the story for this latest series and it doesn’t necessarily follow the games’ narrative. However, in the trailer, fans can spot the typical imagery, including the “lickers” and a massive T-Virus-infected spider.
Meanwhile, the new series is set to drop on Netflix on July 14. Readers can enjoy the trailer here, amusingly backed by I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony) by the New Seekers.