It’s the franchise that refuses to die. According to Deadline, the popular horror game and film series Resident Evil is being developed as a television series for Netflix. While we have no further details regarding casting or anything remotely similar, we know a little bit about what the premise is and who is behind the development.

According to the report, the series will be based off the film series rather than the game series. Which is a bit unfortunate, given all of the game series lore. But the producers plan to expand on the universe and mythology explored in the films staring Milla Jovovich. Apparently, the show will dive deeper into the “dark inner workings of the Umbrella Corporation”. The production company behind the television series is Constantin Film, a German production company who helped produce the films. So naturally they have an interest in keeping the franchise alive.

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The six film franchise has earned $1.2 billion in sales, so clearly there is an audience for this. I’m curious to see if they plan on asking Jovovich to return or if they’re going to focus on something completely new. It would be a really good time to do something new with the series, instead of just making a film into a television series. But we’ll have to wait and see if Netflix plans on picking up the show and what they plan on doing with it.

What do you think of having a Resident Evil series? Are you all about this or wish they would put the franchise six feet under? Let us know! Be sure to come back to Geek Girl Authority for more Netflix news. There is currently no release date for the untitled Resident Evil series.



Erin Lynch