Netflix has confirmed details about its upcoming Resident Evil TV series from Constantin Film. There will be eight hour-long episodes, brand new characters, and two timelines.
The official synopsis follows:
In the first timeline, 14-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.
Although not explicitly stated in the synopsis, it is presumed that the Wesker sisters are the daughters of Resident Evil antagonist Albert Wesker.
The writer and showrunner for the series is Andrew Dabb, the co-showrunner of Supernatural. The director for the first two episodes is Bronwen Hughes (The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, and Better Call Saul), who is also serving as an executive producer.
The show’s premiere date is not specified.