Netflix previously announced that they were working on a new live-action series based on the survival horror franchise Resident Evil and even though the show is set to debut in just a few months, we are starting to see more teasers trickling in the form of poster-esque marketing material, which you can check out below courtesy of @NetflixGeeked.
evil has evolved. RESIDENT EVIL is coming to Netflix July 14. pic.twitter.com/6uvDsSdRw2
— Netflix Geeked (@NetflixGeeked) March 17, 2022
The official description for the series is as follows: The Year is 2036 – 14 years after a deadly virus caused a global apocalypse, Jade Wesker fights for survival in a world overrun by the blood-thirsty infected and insane creatures. In this absolute carnage, Jade is haunted by her past in New Raccoon City, by her father’s chilling connections to the Umbrella Corporation but mostly by what happened to her sister, Billie.
Yeah, this is going to suck…
After the abomination that was Welcome to Raccoon City (seriously, that was one of the worst films I have ever seen), we have very little faith in this series especially since by the sounds of it, Netflix and company are pulling a lot of these plot threads out of their asses. Of course, the biggest problem with this series is equal amounts the plot and the awful casting.
Lance Reddick stars as Albert Wesker with Ella Balinska, Siena Agudong, Tamara Smart, Adeline Rudolph, and Paola Nuñez. Holy shit, this sounds overwhelmingly terrible. I don’t know what it is about all these adaptations trying so desperately to steer clear of the source material as much as possible while the writers, producers, directors, whathaveyou, all claim to be such “fans” and promise to be faithful to the games. Like, are you f***ing kidding me? Say what you will about the Jovovich films but at least they were fun. Everything live-action since has been unbearable beyond belief and this is shaping up to be among the worst of them. What a disaster this is shaping up to be.
You can look forward to overwhelming disappointment when this series debuts to harsh criticism this July 14th. Ugh, I need a drink.