The First Season of Netflix’s RESIDENT EVIL Series Will Reportedly Consist of Eight One-Hour Episodes
Paul William Anderson's hilarious(ly bad — for the most part) take on Resident Evil is dead, but Netflix is willing to bring Capcom's horror franchise to life on the small screen — as the series' first season will reportedly feature eight one-hour episodes.
Furthermore, production on the game-based show will allegedly begin in June and end in October, taking place mostly in South Africa. To make the new series happen, Netflix has teamed-up with Constantin Film, a German company that bought the rights to adapt the highly successful game series to film back in 1997.
The information originates from the Redanian Intelligence website, which focuses mostly on Netflix's The Witcher, so it's hard to say whether these details are grounded in reality or not. For the time being, take them with a grain of salt.
As revealed in Deadline's original report on Netflix's Resident Evil, the series "will explore the dark inner workings of the Umbrella Corporation and the new world order caused by the outbreak of the T-virus," as it is "expected to incorporate all of Resident Evil’s signature elements, including action sequences and “easter eggs.”"
Resident Evil is not the only piece of cinema based on a Capcom-created IP that is currently in the works, as the phantom menace of Paul W. S. Anderson's will return this September with Monster Hunter. The third Capcom-related project is 20th Century Fox's Mega Man, but it doesn't have a release date yet.