from netflix resident Evil The series is poised to make a major change within the franchise when it premieres this summer. The series will be the first live-action project to hit the big screen, and it has a pretty well-rounded cast. netflix cast Charlie’s Angels star Ella Balinska in the title role of resident Evil and Lance Reddick as a career-changed Albert Wesker. In the video games, Wesker is a blond and white man who dies in a volcano, so the casting definitely turned heads, but Reddick was considered the best man for the job. We recently had the chance to sit down with Netflix’s showrunner Resident Evil, Andrew Dabb, revealing how Reddick landed the part and teasing how the character is still alive in the series.
“So essentially what happened. So number one is, you know, in the games, Wesker is dead. He was blown up by a rocket launcher in a volcano,” Dabb revealed. “Games are our backstory. So everything in games exists in this world. So how is Wesker alive? Now, I’ll say stay tuned. And the answer isn’t that he’s immune to lava. You know what I mean?
Reddick has a pretty prolific career starring in projects like The wire, Stripe and the John Wick franchise, so he’s definitely qualified to play the part. Dabb revealed that when the actor showed interest in the role, he was immediately cast because there was no one better for the part. The resident Evil The showrunner also reveals why Reddick was the right choice to play Albert Wesker.
“In terms of casting, the rule for casting was to find the best person, you know what I mean? I think when you cast in the modern day, if you limit yourself based on, well, this character is blonde. , so we just have to look at blonde actors, you’re going to find yourself in a bad position,” said the resident Evil The showrunner continued. “And so when Lance [Reddick] I was interested in playing the part, well, you’re not going to find anyone better. Like, you’re not going to find anyone better than him to play his character. Both the father-type part of the character, but also, as you saw in this, the more corporate, you know, murderous part of the character.
“So once that’s clicked into place, you’re not going to do any better. So at that point, you’re undercutting the show by picking someone who can be more up to the game, you know? So, what? why would you make a show like that weak? You know what I mean, it doesn’t make sense to me. And luckily Netflix and Constantin as well, we’re very much on board with that. Because the goal here is to make the show stronger, and that , by the way, that applies to everyone else. You know, looking at Ella [Balinska] and tare [Smart] and sienna [Agudong]. and paola [Nuñez], like, we, believe me, we saw a lot of people, you know what I mean? Almost everyone. And these people were the most outstanding people, all of these, and I say this, honestly, everyone on this show was our first choice. And we were very lucky that Netflix helped us put them on the show,” Dabb added.
Netflix describes the series as follows: “Year 2036: 14 years after a deadly virus caused a global apocalypse, Jade Wesker struggles to survive in a world overrun by bloodthirsty, insane, infected creatures. In this utter carnage, Jade She is haunted by her past in New Raccoon City, by her father’s chilling connections to the Umbrella Corporation, but most of all by what happened to her sister, Billie.”
from netflix resident Evil The series will have eight one-hour episodes that will premiere on July 14.
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