Resident Evil is back in the hot seat following the success of Resident Evil 7 and the critically acclaimed Resident Evil 2 Remake, which launches worldwide today.
The series has been through a renaissance, and it appears there are no signs of stopping. Deadline is reporting that Netflix has picked up the property for a “scripted series”, that will be produced by Constantin Film, the team behind the Resident Evil film franchise, which spans six movies.
Despite what critics may think of it, the action movie series has grossed over $1.2 billion and is the highest-grossing series that is based on a video game.
This means that there certainly is a market for a Resident Evil TV show, and with Netflix out to bat for it, this could be a big hit. It would join the likes of Castlevania and The Witcher as video game adaptations currently under the wing of the streaming service.
Deadline reports that 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.”
It is also set to include “action sequences and easter eggs.” true to the video game franchise. In any event, the Resident Evil series is in the early stages right now, but it’s interesting to see more popular game I.Ps get picked up by titans like Netflix. Hopefully, with fresh modern talent understanding the trappings of the past, ‘video game adaption’ won’t have to be such a dirty word.