‘Resident Evil’ TV series in the works at Netflix

A live-action “Resident Evil” series has been picked up at Netflix.The streamer has given an eight episode order to the one-hour series, which is based on the Capcom video game franchise of the same name. Constantin Films, which produced the six-film franchise based on the games, will serve as the studio behind the series. News that a “Resident Evil” series was in development at Netflix was first reported early last year.

The story of the series will unfold across two timelines: 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.

Andrew Dabb will serve as writer, executive producer and showrunner. Dabb most recently served as showrunner on multiple seasons of the hit CW series “Supernatural,” which is set to conclude this fall after 15 seasons.

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