The Resident Evil trailer is out. Netflix has unveiled two trailers for its Resident Evil live-action series to pique fans’ curiosity. The first begins the current year, with sisters Jade and Billie Wesker moving to the company town of New Racoon City to be with their father Albert Wesker, a scientist who is involved in shady experiments. The action then shifts to London in 2036, with the Wesker girls trying to stay alive in the midst of a zombie apocalypse.
The second Resident Evil trailer introduces us to multinational conglomerate Umbrella Corporation, as it runs on Joy, “an antidepressant that cures OCD, reduces anxiety, and increases focus.” The only problem is that it contains the Tyrant virus, also known as the T virus, which basically created many of the monsters seen in the Resident Evil game. We then see terrifying creatures – ranging from zombies to a giant spider – wreaking havoc as the human race fights for survival.
The teaser ends with the chilling line, “So we know what’s on the warning label,” which points out the nefarious motives of the Umbrella Corporation.
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While both Resident Evil teasers are gory and disturbing, they don’t really feature too many references to the franchise as we know it. This, however, isn’t too surprising as Andrew Dabb, showrunner of the Netflix live-action series, never intended this to be a “definitive” take on the Resident Evil brand. While talking about the story of Resident Evil, he said the Netflix series will feature a new plot, unrelated to those seen in the 2021 film adaptation Resident Evil: Welcome to Racoon City and the Netflix animated miniseries Resident. Evil: Infinite Darkness.
Dabb told IGN, “I don’t believe a definitive adaptation of Resident Evil exists. I don’t see our show as definitive either. Resident Evil is too big to be defined by one thing.”
The Resident Evil cast includes Seina Agudong as Billie, Tamara Smart as Jade, and Lance Reddick as Wesker.
Resident Evil will be released on Netflix on July 14, with all episodes dropping on the release date.