Neflix has revealed the main cast for its live-action Resident Evil series, with Lance Reddick as Albert Wesker.
The actors from John Wick and Bosch will also be joined by Adeline Rudolph and Siena Agudong , Poala Nunez, Tamara Smart and Ella Balinska. Netflix revealed its leading cast on the final day of its Geeked Week event with gaming news.
The eight-part drama series, inspired by Capcom’s hugely popular horror game franchise, is directed by Supernatural Executive Producer / Co-Showrunner Andrew Dabb and is directed by Constantin Produced film that is behind the Resident Evil film. The series will feature a new story in two timelines.
In the first timeline, fourteen-year-old sisters Jade and Billie Wesker will be moved to New Raccoon City. An industrial city forced upon them while puberty is in full swing. But the more time they spend there, the more they realize that the city is more than it seems and that their father may be hiding dark secrets. Secrets that could destroy the world.
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Cut to the second timeline, well over a decade into the future: There are fewer than fifteen million people on earth. And more than six billion monsters – humans and animals infected with the T virus. Jade, now thirty, is struggling to survive in this New World, while the secrets of her past – her sister, her father and herself – continue to haunt her.
Dabb Executive produces the series with Robert Kulzer and Oliver Berben from Constantin Film and Mary Leah Sutton. Constantin Film CEO Martin Moszkowicz is the producer. Bronwen Hughes (The Walking Dead, The Journey Is The Destination) will direct and execute the first two episodes.
The live-action series will be the streamer’s second foray into the Resident Evil universe. The first is the animated series Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, which starred video game voice actors Nick Apostolides and Stephanie Panisello. Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness will be released on July 8th.
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