The Resident Evil live-action series cast line-up has just been released and fans want to know all about the adaptation and who will star in it
The Resident Evil franchise has developed video games, comics, films and animated series. Now, a live-action series adaptation is in the works which will bring the well-known antagonist, Albert Wesker into the fold.
News of the adaptation was released in August 2020 with Andrew Dabb being named as the Showrunner, Executive Producer and Writer. Now that the cast is being confirmed, fans are aching to know more.
So, what do we know about the Resident Evil live-action series?
Resident Evil live-action series: Release date prediction
- The release date has not yet been announced for the Resident Evil live-action series. However, we expect it will release in Summer 2022.
The expected release date has been estimated due to the series already being in production with a named cast. Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, which is an animated series on Netflix will be releasing on 8th July 2021 with a live-action film following in November titled Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City.
Due to these two upcoming releases and estimated production and filming time, we expect a release for Summer 2022. Looper has said there will be 8 episodes which will each be an hour long. While fans wait for an official trailer for the live-action series, they can watch the trailer for Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness instead, which is highly anticipated.
Resident Evil live-action series plot and cast explained
The cast for the series has been confirmed and are as follows:
- Lance Reddick as Albert Wesker
- Ella Balinska
- Tamara Smart
- Siena Agudong
- Adeline Rudolph
- Paola Nuñez
At this moment in time, these are all of the named cast members. We expect more cast and crew will be named, closer to the time of the series release.
The plot for the series is expected to show a new story that deviates from the games. According to Kotaku, this will be set across 2 different timelines. We also see new characters Billie and Jade Wesker who do not feature in the games. These are Alberts daughters.
The first timeline shows the siblings as teenagers, who have just moved to New Racoon City and discover both their new town and father are “hiding secrets“.
The second timeline shows the T-virus outbreak and mutations it has caused in humans, their home town overrun by monsters as Jade must find a way to survive. Where Billie is in the second timeline is not yet known.
How to watch Resident Evil when it releases
When the live-action series releases, it will be available on Netflix. So, be sure not to get caught short and make sure you have a subscription with them in order to stream their content.
A basic subscription to Netflix’s service costs £5.99GBP/$8.99USD a month*. Prices can vary depending on the plan you choose.