Apocalyptic settings in film and television are usually made up of a combination of on-location shooting and studio filming and early viewers of Netflix’s new Resident Evil series want to know where it was filmed.

We reveal the specific locations where Resident Evil was filmed, highlight the show’s filming schedule, and provide an episode guide to the scenes.

Developed by Andrew Dabb for Netflix and based on the video game series of the same name by Capcom, Resident Evil stars Lance Reddick, Ella Balinska, Adeline Rudolph, Paola Núñez, and more and follows two timelines that explore the origins of twins in New Raccoon City in the past and devastating effects of the T-virus in the present day.

Resident Evil | Official Teaser 2

Resident Evil | Official Teaser 2

Where was Resident Evil filmed?

Resident Evil is primarily filmed in Cape Town, South Africa, and London, England.

The crew planned to begin filming the series in June 2020, however, the pandemic forced production to halt for the rest of the year.

Principle photography picked up again in February 2021 and filming subsequently wrapped in July of the same year.

Furthermore, four directors were on board to film two episodes each of the series, including Bronwen Hughes, Rob Seidenglanz, Batán Silva, and Rachel Goldberg. 

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Cape Town locations

South Africa’s capital Cape Town was visited by the cast and crew to film pivotal scenes from the series, with a number of derelict buildings visited to add to the apocalyptic aesthetic, including the Werdmuller Center and the Maitland Abattoir.

Additionally, the soundstages at Cape Town Film Studios were used to film the internal scenes of the series, and the vessels Sarah Baartman and S.A. Agulhas were also boarded for filming.

Furthermore, London, England was used as the backdrop for a number of additional scenes of the series.

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Resident Evil episode guide

Resident Evil has eight episodes to its name on Netflix, with the runtime of each installment lying between 46-63 minutes in the length.

The eighth live-action adaptation of the franchise released all episodes on July 14, 2022, and below, we have provided an episode guide to help navigate your binge-watch:

  • Episode 1: Welcome to New Raccoon City
  • Episode 2: The Devil You Know
  • Episode 3: The Light
  • Episode 4: The Turn
  • Episode 5:  Home Movies
  • Episode 6: Someone’s Little Girl
  • Episode 7: Parasite
  • Episode 8: Revelations
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By Jo Craig – [email protected]

Resident Evil is now streaming on Netflix.

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