Report: Resident Evil Netflix Series to Begin Filming in 4 Months
Update 8/27/2020: It appears many of the rumors surrounding the Resident Evil television series at Netflix were true. The streaming company officially announced the series on August 27, confirming that there will be eight one-hour episodes and that the show will follow the daughters of Albert Wesker.
Though neither a release date nor casting list was shared, we do know that Andrew Dabb (Supernatural) is attached.
The news was shared alongside a picture of a script, meaning the show may still be in the early stages of development. It is likely it will not wrap filming in October as initially rumored.
If the latest rumors are to be believed, we can soon stop tossing coins to our Witcher and finally start running from T-Virus-infected undead! While Netflix hasn't officially confirmed anything yet, leaks from a source that has been reliable in the past indicate that the Resident Evil TV series is due to begin filming in June.
According to Redanian Intelligence, the production list below indicates the show will consist of eight episodes running 60-minutes each. Filming is expected to wrap up around October.
We only have rumors and hearsay to go off at this point, and there's no casting news yet, but sites specializing in Netflix leaks have claimed the series will revolve around the daughters of Albert Wesker.
The rousing success of The Witcher Netflix series has already led to the streaming platform tacitly confirming multiple seasons of the show, as well as an animated film following a certain important character. What this means for the longevity of the Resident Evil show remains to be seen, but it's clear Netflix is interested in gobbling up video game franchises for its original series lineup.
That's further supported by the success of the Castlevania series, which has already seen two seasons come to the streaming service. Another season is currently in the works, with writer Warren Ellis teasing an impending reveal on Twitter after a recent image shed new light on the show's third season.
On the gaming front, after Resident Evil 2 saw a modern remake with improved visuals and updated controls, Capcom is currently in the process of giving the remake treatment to Resident Evil 3: Nemesis.
Keep your eyes firmly glued to the GameSkinny home page for more news on the Resident Evil TV show and upcoming remake launch coming soon!