Resident Evil Netflix Series First Trailer

By RodneyHatfieldJr for Movies

Unless you lived through the Resident Evil game, then you will never grasp the magnitude of how big is truly was. The first game Resident Evil was released in 1996 by Japanese game developer Capcom. This was truly the first time horror was represented in a video game as real instead of cartoonish. And what better way to introduce horror than with zombies. For the last 15 years, we have had a steady flow of zombies in films. Now that a game could give the same interaction as the film, people ate it up. Now people could kill the rampaging zombies that looked realistic for the time(I know it looks dated now, but at the time it was cutting edge).

Legendary video game Resident Evil has grown into an expansive franchise. From reimagined films to animated series, the zombie-filled world controlled by the Umbrella Corporation has been brought to life across most mediums. Recently, Netflix announced they’re releasing the first-ever Resident Evil live-action TV series. And they finally released a teaser trailer.

The series takes place in a world devastated by the T-Virus. Those infected are essentially zombies. But they’re not the only ones ruling the post-apocalyptic landscape; mutant animals and freakish creatures hide in the shadows.

So the question remains, wherein the span of 15+ games does the series fit into the franchise canon? Read the synopsis below:

In the year 2036: 14 years after a deadly virus caused a global apocalypse, Jade Wesker fights for survival in a world overrun by the blood-thirsty infected and insane creatures. In this absolute carnage, Jade is haunted by her past in New Raccoon City, by her father’s chilling connections to the Umbrella Corporation but mostly by what happened to her sister, Billie. 

The eight-episode season premieres on July 14 and follows Jade (Ella Balinska) as she fights to live in a world overtaken by terrifying zombies, monsters, and all manner of evil.  It’s 2036 but, 14 years earlier, she, her sister, and her father Albert Wesker (Lance Reddick) were at ground zero in a place called New Raccoon City when the world, basically, ended. The series also stars Tamara Smart, Siena Agudong, Adeline Rudolph, Paola Nuñez, Ahad Raza Mir, Connor Gossatti, and Turlough Convery. The series is written/executive produced by Mary Leah Sutton, with producers also including Robert Kulzer, Oliver Berben, and Martin Moszkowicz of Constantin Film.

Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think.

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