On July 14th, Netflix, Constantin Film, and co-writer, showrunner & EP Andrew Dabb (Supernatural) bring the Umbrella Corporation's dark & twisted secrets to light with their live-action series take on Capcom's Resident Evil. Starring Lance Reddick as Albert Wesker, with Tamara Smart & Ella Balinska as the younger and older versions of Wesker's daughter Jade, the series shows what led to the T-Virus horror being unleashed and then follows the aftermath of the apocalypse it created… and those "lucky" to have survived it. Siena Agudong, Adeline Rudolph, Paola Nuñez, Ahad Raza Mir, Connor Gossatti, and Turlough Convery also star, and now viewers are being treated to a new set of preview images offering glimpses at both timelines. And then make sure to stick around because following the images, we have a video to pass along for those of you like us who are into behind-the-scenes stuff.
And in the following featurette, the cast and creative team take viewers behind the scenes to show viewers how the streaming series was able to bring the horrific world of "Resident Evil" to life:
With Netflix's Resident Evil infecting our screens on July 14th, here's a look back at the previously-released official trailer (followed by more background intel on the series):
And here's a look back at the two official teasers… and get ready to get 1971's "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony)" stuck in your heads for the rest of the day:
The series kicks off with "Welcome to New Raccoon City," and we have a series overview that's giving us a bit of a Locke & Key/Stranger Things vibe: "When the Wesker kids move to New Raccoon City, the secrets they uncover might just be the end of everything. Resident Evil, a new live-action series based on Capcom's legendary survival horror franchise, is coming to Netflix." The series will take place over two timelines, which make for some fascinating casting opportunities- as you'll see from the following descriptions previously released by the streaming service:
In the 2022 timeline, fourteen-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 2036 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.
Mary Leah Sutton (The Following, Tell Me A Story) co-writes, and also serves as an executive producer- as does Robert Kulzer and Oliver Berben of Constantin Film, with Constantin Film CEO Martin Moszkowicz producing.