When Japanese video game developer and publisher Capcom released the first demonic resident game in 1996, a movie adaptation felt like a no-brainer.
In addition to having a horror movie vibe about a group of cops caught up in a medical experiment conspiracy gone haywire, zombie god George A. Romero himself created a short film to promote resident evil 2 A few years later. He also popularized the survival horror game genre that eventually spawned dozens of imitators in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
By the time 2002 rolled around, Paul WS Anderson (known for his successful video game adaptation of Mortal Kombat years before) gave a vehicle to Fifth Element star Milla Jovovich for an intense action series that spanned around seven movies before concluding in 2016. One more reboot landed in Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City It was finally released in 2021, but most fans of the franchise are pretending that doesn’t exist right now.
There have also been many animated adaptations that more or less directly mirror the main games in the film series such as Resident Evil: Degeneration Y Resident Evil: Vendetta to Netflix’s first television series with infinite darkness. This time around, the video streaming giant is taking a radical approach to its first live-action take on the franchise through the simple title. demonic resident.
Developed by graphic novelist and Supernatural executive producer Andrew Dabb, demonic resident takes place in its own universe across two separate timelines and makes use of the franchise’s well-established lore.
Here’s everything we know about demonic resident.
Resident Evil release date
demonic resident will be available to Netflix subscribers on Thursday, July 14 at 12:00am PDT/8am UK time.
All eight episodes will be available to stream at once.
Which it is the plot?
Netflix logline for demonic resident read:
“Year 2036: 14 years after Joy’s spread caused so much pain, Jade Wesker struggles to survive in a world overrun by hallucinatory, infected bloodthirsty creatures. In this utter carnage, Jade is haunted by her past in New Raccoon City because of his father’s chilling connections to the sinister Umbrella Corporation, but especially because of what happened to his sister, Billie.”
Resident Evil cast
The wire Y john wick star Lance Reddick stars as Albert Wesker, the villain of the main series demonic resident sets resident evil zero a resident bad 5 Y Resident Evil – Code: Veronica. Reddick is also the first actor of color to play Wesker.
During the flashback portions featuring Reddick’s version of the baddie, Tamara Smart and Siena Agudong will play his children, Jade and Billie Wesker.
During future portions, Ella Balinska and Adeline Rudolph will play Jade and Billie. Other actors set to star include Paola Núñez, Mpho Osei Tutu, Anthony Aseyemi, Marisa Drummond, Lea Viver, Ahad Raza Mir, Turlough Convery and Connor Gosatti.
How closely is it related to gaming?
According to Andrew Dabb (opens in a new tab)everything that has happened in the demonic resident The canon of video games so far will be reflected in the television series. “Games are our backstory,” he said, “everything that happens in the game exists in the world.”
Dabb even mentioned that the last entry in the series, resident Evil: Town, eventually it will also come to the world of television. Aside from the presence of Wesker and the definitely not evil pharmaceutical company Umbrella Corporation, expect to see plenty of mutated monsters and zombies taken directly from the franchise. Oh, and the show is also set in New Raccoon City.
The location is interesting as the original Midwestern-inspired town featured in the games. resident evil zero through Resident Evil 3: Nemesis it was destroyed via nuclear bomb by the United States government as a way to cover up Umbrella’s crimes.
Most importantly, Wesker is killed in Resident Evil 5 by series lead Chris Redfield and his partner Sheva Alomar after being shot twice by rockets. on a West African volcano. (opens in a new tab) It will be interesting to see how the TV adaptation brings him back from the dead. Not to mention Wesker’s son, Jake Muller, who was a playable character in resident Evil 6.
Is there a trailer?
the demonic resident The trailer arrived on June 6 and it is definitely action-packed. From the beginning, you can see zombies leading a siege on some kind of fortified building. Things don’t get much better from there either, as plenty of hideous monsters soon show up to wreak havoc. Check it out below:
You can also watch the trailer for the new series below:
How to watch Resident Evil
the only way to look demonic resident is on Netflix when it premieres July 14.
Paul WS Anderson directed six big-budget Hollywood movies. demonic resident adaptations, all with Milla Jovovich in the lead.
Resident Evil (2002) – Watch on Hulu (opens in a new tab)
Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004) – Watch on Hulu (opens in a new tab)
Resident Evil: Extinction (2007) – Watch on Hulu (opens in a new tab)
Resident Evil: Beyond (2010) Watch on Hulu (opens in a new tab)
Resident Evil: Retribution (2012) – Watch on Hulu (opens in a new tab)
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016) – Watch on Pluto TV (opens in a new tab)
British director Johannes Roberts (47 meters below, on the other side of the door) led the last demonic resident restart, Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon Citywhich was released in 2021. – Clock on Starz (opens in a new tab).
There has also been a small handful of computer animations demonic resident Projects
Resident Evil: Degeneration – Watch on Prime Video (opens in a new tab)
Resident Evil: Damnation – See in Tubi (opens in a new tab)
Resident Evil: Vendetta- See in Tubi (opens in a new tab)
Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness – Watch on Netflix (opens in a new tab)