Looks like the Resident Evil franchise will be coming to the small screen. Streaming giant Netflix has ordered an 8 episode series based on Capcom’s popular video game with a script written by Supernatural‘s executive producer/co-showrunner Andrew Dabb. Produced by Constantin Films, the same company behind the Resident Evil feature films starring Milla Jovovich, the series will feature a brand new story line across two timelines.
Deadline revealed details of the plot stating:
In the first 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 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.
The Walking Dead director Bronwen Hughes is set to helm and executive produce the first two episodes.