Though Netflix has been meticulously keeping details about its upcoming Resident Evil TV series under tight wraps, a heart-stopping first look teaser has finally made it to the eagerly awaiting fans of the famous Capcom survival-horror game of the same name. Many avid followers of the game have been disappointed with the film’s loosely based on the same but by the looks of the brief teaser, it appears that the streamer is leaving no stone unturned in making a faithful adaptation.
The teaser was initially released by Netflix on one of its social media accounts but it was soon deleted. Whether it was a marketing trick or it was mistakenly uploaded, the teaser has already been downloaded and reshared by fans. Without revealing any crucial details about the Resident Evil Netflix series, the teaser shows a growling Doberman who turns out to be one of those horrifying zombie dogs fans of the franchise are already well-acquainted with. The dog advances towards the camera before he notices something off-screen and starts snarling at it. Check out the teaser below:
The teaser shows not only what the zombie dogs will look like in Netflix’s new series, but also what the show’s logo will look like. As for the dogs, for comparison, here is a photo of the zombie dogs in the Resident Evil video game:
Seeing that even this short video was enough to give us goosebumps, we are already both excited and afraid of the horrors Season 1 of the Netflix series will be bringing. For now, all we know about the Resident Evil TV series is that will focus on the video game franchise’s villain, Albert Wesker and his family, especially its younger generation who shift to the New Racoon City only to discover secrets with disastrous consequences.
Last year, Deadline had reported that the Netflix series will tell a “brand new story across two timelines.” In the first timeline, fourteen-year-old sisters Jade and Billie Wesker will move to New Raccoon City and discover their father’s “dark secrets” that have the potential to destroy the world. In its second timeline, the story of Resident Evil will be set in the future, more than a decade after the events in the first timeline. The future is bleak as the deadly T-virus has spread out across the globe, infecting more than six billion people and animals. Less than fifteen million people have managed to stay alive, including Jade who is now thirty and barely surviving in the apocalyptic world while secrets of the past “continue to haunt her.”
The cast of Netflix’s Resident Evil will see Lance Reddick playing the character of Albert Wesker. Wesker will be joined by Ella Balinska, Tamara Smart, Siena Agudong, Paola Nunez, Hanni Heinrich, Mpho Osei Tutu, Rizelle Januk, Lea Vivier, Candice van Litsenborgh, Ayushi Chhabra, and Richard Wright-Firth. The first season of the series is set to have eight episodes, with episode one titled “Welcome to New Racoon City.” Andrew Dabb (Supernatural), the showrunner of the series, has penned the first episode which will be Bronwen Hughes (The Walking Dead).
As reported by ProductionWeekly, the Netflix series is currently being filmed and is expected to wrap up its production by December 14th, 2021. Though no official release date for Resident Evil has been revealed by the streamer, it is expected to debut sometime in 2022.