A few months back, we’d heard a rumor that Wesker’s children would be the plot point of an upcoming Netflix series and there was also a listing on the official Netflix website to confirm there was indeed a show coming based on the Capcom IP that was quickly and quietly pulled down.
Well, this morning Netflix’s Twitter account NX tweeted out the official announcement along with a photo of a script pamphlet to the surprise of many Resident Evil fans awaiting new information on Resident Evil Village.
The series will be made by Constantin Films with Bronwen Hughes directing the first two episodes and Andrew Dabb writing at least the first season with the lead episode entitled “Welcome to Raccoon City”.
The series will feature 8 1-hour long episodes.
Netflix Confirms Rumors
According to the Hollywood Reporter “The Netflix series will tell its new story across two timelines. In the first, 14-year-old sisters Jade and Billie Wesker are moved to New Raccoon City. A manufactured, corporate town, forced on them right as adolescence is in full swing. But the more time they spend there, the more they come to realize that the town is more than it seems and their father may be concealing dark secrets. Secrets that could destroy the world. The second, more than a decade into the future sees less than 15 million people left on Earth. And more than 6 billion monsters — people and animals infected with the T-virus. Jade, now 30, struggles to survive in this new world, while the secrets from her past — about her sister, her father and herself — continue to haunt her.”
At this time we don’t know any of the actors involved in the project and as far as the plot goes, we know it involves kids with the last name of Wesker moving to “New” Raccoon City. Implying that it would at least take place after the first three games and with a line that they’ll uncover secrets that might end it all probably means they’ll uncover something naughty left behind from the original Raccoon City.
Of course that’s just my guess as I’m writing this only moments after the tweet release. We’ll be continuing to cover this news as it develops so check back here or on our social media regularly!