New Resident Evil TV series in development at Netflix


For those of you Resident Evil fans that thought the live-action adaptations of the popular and long-running video games series wouldn’t end with The Last Chapter, you were right though not exactly in the way you might’ve expected.

Deadline reports that a new Resident Evil television series is now in development by Constantin Film, the same German studio behind the film series, and the show will be aired on Netflix.

According to the report, the series would expand on the Resident Evil universe and will “explore the dark inner workings of the Umbrella Corporation and the new world order caused by the outbreak of the T-virus.”

Other than that basic premise, not much is known about the show.

The series is currently in the very early stages of development and is currently in search of a showrunner.

Of course, none of this is to say more films aren’t still on the table.

A reboot of the series is also already in development with Variety reporting last month that Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down, The Strangers: Prey at Night) would write and direct.

Of course, given that The Final Chapter made about $312 million worldwide on a $40 million budget, attempts at a reboot should really come as no surprise.

While the returns for the live-action Resident Evil have been rather marginal in America, the expanded influence of international audiences has prompted the series to gross over $1.2 billion over the years making the films highly profitable for Constantin Film.

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This also sounds familiar to the news on Child’s Play. That horror movie franchise is getting both a big screen reboot as well as a small-screen TV series as well — neither connected to the other.

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