Evil is the name of the game. And it wouldn’t be much of a show if “nothing eventful ever happens in the peaceful New Raccoon City.” Netflix’s first teaser trailer for its upcoming Resident Evil series promises this next addition to the franchise will be an eventful one. And it also finally gives us the release date for the series.
A release for the show shares more about what we can look forward to:
Year 2036 – 14 years after Joy caused so much pain, Jade Wesker fights for survival in a world overrun by the blood-thirsty infected and mind-shattering creatures. In this absolute carnage, Jade is haunted by her past in New Raccoon City, by her father’s chilling connections to the sinister Umbrella Corporation but mostly by what happened to her sister, Billie.
It sounds like we’re looking at a story where false utopia meets major dystopia. New Raccoon City may look idyllic, but the marks of the Umbrella Corporation are all over it. And what happens there, we’re sure will have dire consequences. Not to mention, the survival of humanity, of course, is once again on the table… As are more zombies than ever before. But there will be more personal mysteries to unravel as well.
A second teaser trailer for the show sheds light on how the catastrophe we see began. It looks like the Umbrella Corporation ignored potentially harmful side-effects of a new pill in order to market “joy.”
Lance Reddick stars as Albert Wesker in the series, a virologist and major character from the Resident Evil franchise. Maybe not the one we’d have pegged to have a child. But that’s the beauty of the show. Ella Balinska will play Wesker’s daughter Jade. And we speculate their relationship will live at the heart of the show, which according to Gizmodo, will be “told both in the past and the future simultaneously.”
Count us very much in. Netflix’s Resident Evil premieres on July 14th. It will run for eight episodes.