Streaming giant Netflix has unveiled first clips of the highly anticipated TV series resident Evil, based on the survival horror video game of the same name. The apocalyptic images, filled with zombies (including dogs), promise to do honor to Capcom, the publisher of the title.
The series coming this summer is set across two timelines and in two locations – first in 2022, New Raccoon City, and the other in 2036, in a ruined London.
In the current era, we follow the character of Albert Wesker, played by Lance Reddick, a worker of the Umbrella Corporation, the firm behind the T virus, which threatens to destroy the planet. However, this pharmaceutical company always presents itself as benevolent to the public.
However, we learn that in 2036, Jade Wesker (Ella Balinska), one of Albert Wesker’s daughters, is one of only 15 million people left on Earth and tries to survive the zombie apocalypse. While searching for her missing sister, she must come to terms with the fact that her family, along with the Umbrella Corporation, are behind this dark legacy for the planet.
Fans of Resident Evil should find their account in this TV series, in particular because of many nods to video games – including a zombie dog -, but also by its horror genre, brought to the fore according to the images. unveiled.
This isn’t the first time the Resident Evil video game series has been adapted for the small screen. In the past year, the animated production Resident Evil: Infinite Darknesswas also broadcast on Netflix.
The launch of the series, whose season has eight episodes, is scheduled for July 14 on Netflix.