It’s been a while since the series’ announcement, and finally, Netflix has announced the release date and revealed the main cast for the upcoming Resident Evil live action series.
The new Resident Evil show is releasing exclusively on Netflix on July 14, 2022. Given that the release date is just a few months away, we expect to see a trailer for this soon.
evil has evolved. RESIDENT EVIL is coming to Netflix July 14. pic.twitter.com/6uvDsSdRw2
— Netflix Geeked (@NetflixGeeked) March 17, 2022
Meanwhile, the show’s cast includes Lance Reddick, Ella Balinska, Tamara Smart, Siena Agudong, Adeline Rudolph, and Paola Nuñez. Reddick is confirmed to play the series’ iconic villain, Albert Wesker. Meanwhile, the roles of the rest of the main cast has yet to be confirmed.
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
The premise of this upcoming series is described by Netflix as:
“Year 2036 – 14 years after a deadly virus caused a global apocalypse, Jade Wesker fights for survival in a world overrun by the blood-thirsty infected and insane creatures. In this absolute carnage, Jade is haunted by her past in New Raccoon City, by her father’s chilling connections to the Umbrella Corporation but mostly by what happened to her sister, Billie.”
Capcom’s Resident Evil series has long been a popular game franchise to adapt on both the big and the small screen. Not only is there the multi-installment film series starring Milla Jovovich, there’s also Welcome to Raccoon City which released just a few month ago. Then there’s Netflix’s own Infinite Darkness 3DCG miniseries which premiered last year.