The Resident Evil franchise is primed to make a comeback in a big way. Not only is Resident Evil 2 currently pulling in a 91 on Metacritic (including earning a 9.5 out of 10 from our own Mollie L Patterson), but now it looks like Netflix is looking to resurrect it in all its live-action campiness.
According to Deadline, the streaming company is developing a new original live-action series based on the Resident Evil franchise. The studio behind all six Resident Evil films starring Milla Jovovich, Constantin Film, will produce, but no showrunner is in place yet.
Constatin is said to have already been working on resurrecting the franchise after hiring horror filmmaker Johannes Roberts to write and direct a movie reboot. It’s unclear if this film will tie into the Netflix series in any way, or if it will be its own standalone story.
Not much is known about the TV series, though rumors state that it will stick closely to the breakout of the T-virus and Umbrella’s “dark inner workings.” Hopefully, unlike the movies, it will take more than three or four seasons to bring in characters from the games like Jill Valentine, Claire Redfield, Chris Redfield, Leon Kennedy, Ada Wong and Albert Wesker.
The release of the Resident Evil 2 remake, meanwhile, introduced a new, non–Brad Renfro live-action Leon with a new trailer based on the George Romero trailer from 1998. The game is out now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.