Netflix, don’t worry: the Resident Evil series has an official release date

If we talk about films and series taken from Resident Evil, the thrill of fear is triggered automatically. And not so much for fear of the zombies, but for the average quality that has characterized the various attempts to transpose the series and its events outside the gaming environment.

Resident Evil it will be a series live action and was announced by Netflix almost two years ago, in summer 2020. And now it’s finally time to know when it lands on the streaming platformor the July 14, 2022, as evidenced by the two promotional posters just released, both characterized by a bright yellow background and a single element highlighted: in one the protagonist is a test tube of blood infected by the T-Virus, in the other the capsule of the Joy antidepressant. All stuff from the Umbrella Corporation, in short.


As for the cast, in June 2021 it was revealed that Ella Balinska, Tamara Smart, Siena Agudong, Adeline Rudolph, Paola Nuñez, Ahad Raza Mir, Connor Gosatti and Lance Reddick took part in the making of the series. Although the only known role at the moment is that of Lance Riddick, who will play the role of Albert Wesker.

The events of the new live action series of Resident Evil by Netflix move against the background of the 2036, 14 years after an apocalyptic event – which would therefore be dated 2022. In the center will be Billie and Jade Wesker, Albert Wesker’s adoptive daughters, or one of the historical antagonists of the franchise, as one of the main culprits of the zombie threat that sweeps the world. Seeing the events from the perspective of Billie and Jade we can hypothesize is a way to lower the viewer into an uncomfortable median position, morally ambiguous and different from the usual: not on the side of the good ones, nor from that of the bad ones.

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