Netflix’s first-ever “Resident Evil” TV series takes a different direction when it comes to creepy scares.
The eight-episode series, which begins July 14 on the streaming service, is a new take on Capcom’s long-running survival horror franchise.
The trailer for the franchise’s first live-action show promises non-stop action and plenty of gross scares.
Footage from the trailer features monsters popularized by the video game franchise, such as the zombie dogs from the original 1996 title, as well as an array of giant mutated monsters. Move over, zombies, looks like insanely large man-eating spiders are taking over.
Showrunner and executive producer Andrew Dabb previously revealed that the series creators took “all the games and mixed them together” for the highly anticipated series.
“For every type of Resident Evil fan, including those joining us for the first time, the series will be complete with lots of old friends, and some things (bloodthirsty, insane things) that people have never seen before”, Dabb said .
The series follows Jade Wesker (Ella Balinska) nearly three decades after the discovery of the T-virus as she struggles to survive in a world overrun by infected and deranged creatures.
With fewer than 15 million people left in the world, Jade, alongside Earth’s last inhabitants, will struggle to battle over 6 billion bloodthirsty creatures.
According to the synopsis of the series, “an epidemic reveals the dark secrets of the Umbrella Corporation”.
In addition to Balinska, “Resident Evil” also stars Lance Reddick (Albert Wesker), Tamara Smart (as young Jade Wesker), and Siena Agudong (Billie Wesker).
The horror series was written by Andrew Dabb (“Supernatural”), and executive producer Bronwen Hughes (“The Walking Dead”) is set to direct the first two episodes.
Watch the “Resident Evil” trailer below.