Resident Evil video games are the backstory of Netflix’s live-action series

Resident Evil video games are the backstory of Netflix’s live-action series

The resident Evil movies were their own beast. He didn’t quite honor the original video games they were inspired by, but hey, it was great to see. Jovovich mile do your thing As for Netflix’s next live action resident Evil TV series, which is taking a very different approach.

showrunner andres dabba veteran of Supernatural, sat down with the press after screening the first two episodes at Netflix’s headquarters in New York City in April. Among the many tidbits discussed, he revealed that everything that has happened in the games is part of the mythology of the series.

“Games are our backstory. Everything that happens in games exists in this world,” says Dabb. That includes the last entry, Resident Evil: Town. “We may not get there until season 5, but it’s in our world,” she continues. “As we move forward and talk about scripts for Season 2, the village is a resource that we can draw on.”

First resident Evil The trailer, which was released online Thursday, shows viewers how the show will split its story between two timelines: New Raccoon City in 2022, which was the year the deadly T-Virus caused a global zombie apocalypse; and 14 years later in 2036 London.

she balinskaknown for playing a third of the latest Hollywood movies Charlie’s Angelsplays Jade Wesker in the 2036 story arc. The daughter of lance reddick‘s Albert Wesker, the same villainous character known from video games, Jade struggles to survive in a world overrun by the infected. But her past haunts her: both her father’s connections to the infamous Umbrella Corporation and what happened to her sister Billie in 2022.

Tamara Smart plays a younger version of Jade, who moves to New Raccoon City with Billie (Siena Agudong) and her father in the 2022 timeline. The main cast is completed by Adeline Rudolph, Paola Nuñez, Ahad Raza Mir, Connor Gossatti and Turlough Convery.

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TATENDA CHIDORA/NETFLIX The cast of Netflix’s live action series ‘Resident Evil’.

So if the games are considered canon on the show, how is Wesker here now? Dabb acknowledges the obvious: “If you know the games, Wesker is dead. He blew it up with a rocket launcher in a volcano; I think we all want to go.”

Another mystery revolves around the origins of Jade and Billie. Without giving away too many spoilers for the first two episodes, the trailer shows that Wesker keeps vials of his children’s blood in his lab and performs experiments. “Clearly, they may not be love children, let’s put it that way,” says Dabb.

The details of Wesker’s resurrection remain a secret, but Dabb promises the answer isn’t as rudimentary as “He’s immune to lava.” The executive producer adds, “I don’t want to give away too much, but I will say that explaining why Wesker is the way he is and how he’s still alive go hand in hand.”

Given the connection to the games, does this mean that Dabb is now casting other major characters as well? He mentioned Resident Evil: Town. Why not mrs dimitrescu, the super tall vampire lady who instantly went viral online? Turns out it’s not out of the realm of possibility.

“I don’t know who that is. [actor] it is, but we will find out over time,” he says. However, he also claims that the show does not follow a “new character of the week” model. “It’s not, ‘Episode 3, Meet the Redfields.’ ‘Episode 4, Here’s Leon,'” he jokes. “You could do that version, and there’s a certain part of the fanbase that I’m sure would say, ‘Please do that version’, but for us it was more important to take you on this journey. And then as the journey continues, we’ll touch on different corners and aspects of the mythology.”

resident Evil premieres with eight one-hour episodes on Netflix this July 14.

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