Capcom is having the year of a lifetime! We have talked about Resident Evil Village, Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, the crossover event with Dead by Daylight and now we have news for the live-action Resident Evil series coming from Netflix! Today, we were treated to a few quick commercial breaks during day five of Geeked Week thanks to their sponsor, the Umbrella Corporation who seems to be trying to better themselves? We also kept seeing ‘#whoiswesker’ and we finally got our answer!
Lance Reddick will play Albert Wesker! But they didn’t stop there. They also announced that Ella Balinska, Tamara Smart, Siena Agudong, Adeline Rudolph and Paola Nunez will also appear in the new live-action Resident Evil series. I couldn’t be more excited about this casting! The man himself, Lance Reddick, is leading this show and I need this now more than ever!
Netflix’s synopsis tells us that this Resident Evil series will take place over two different timelines. First, we see young Jade and Billie Wesker (who we believe are the children of Albert Wesker) arrive in New Raccoon City. The manufactured, corporation town is in full swing, but the more time they spend there, the more they realize something isn’t right. Fast forward well over a decade and Jade, now 30, struggles to survive in this New World where less than fifteen million people are left on Earth with more than six billion monsters.
If you aren’t hyped for this, go reread the above paragraph! We can’t wait to see just who the rest of the cast will be playing and where they fit into this story! Check back with us for more news! What do you think of this casting? Let us know in the comments below and on social media!
Been dying to announce this. Get ready to enter New Raccoon City with the cast of RESIDENT EVIL: LANCE REDDICK / ELLA BALINSKA / TAMARA SMART / SIENA AGUDONG / ADELINE RUDOLPH / PAOLA NUNEZ. #GeekedWeek pic.twitter.com/ULKEFuYdAr
— Netflix Geeked (@NetflixGeeked) June 11, 2021