During Geeked Week, Netflix revealed on Twitter the cast of its upcoming Resident Evil-inspired live-action series.
Capcom is everywhere with its franchise Resident Evil. A few weeks before the launch of Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, the animated series produced by Netflix and TMS Entertainment, the platform has lifted the veil on the cast of its new live-action production. It was during the last Geeked Week conference that Netflix sold off. On an image, we thus discover the actors who will populate this new adaptation of the eponymous games. Lance Reddick, known to have played in Lost and John wick, will play as the main antagonist of the franchise, namely Albert Wesker. He will face several young shoots like Ella Balinska (Charlie’s angel), Tamara Smart (Artemis Fowl), Siena Agudong (Nick’s Secret) and Paola Nunez (The Purge: American Nightmare).
Been dying to announce this. Get ready to enter New Raccoon City with the cast of RESIDENT EVIL: LANCE REDDICK / ELLA BALINSKA / TAMARA SMART / SIENA AGUDONG / ADELINE RUDOLPH / PAOLA NUNEZ. #GeekedWeek pic.twitter.com/ULKEFuYdAr
– Netflix Geeked (@NetflixGeeked) June 11, 2021
The series, which does not yet have a release date, will immerse us in the town of New Racoon City and follow the children of Wesker as they uncover secrets that may well be the end of everything. The goal for Capcom and Netflix is to explore two timelines simultaneously, a few years before the onset of the T virus and well over a decade into the future as the human population is shrinking. We will follow Jade, who tries to survive among the more than six billion monsters that inhabit the Earth and who will have to face her past. Headed by Andrew Dabb, who worked on supernatural, this new production will benefit from the expertise of Bronwen Hughes in the production of the first two episodes. The filmmaker has already worked on another series of the genre: The Walking Dead.
In the meantime, Netflix gives us an appointment on July 8 for Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness. The animated series features two iconic characters from the video game saga: Claire Redfield and Leon S. Kennedy. The red N has also unveiled the first minutes of the series during its Geeked Week which took place last week.