Netflix’s Live-Action “Resident Evil” Trailer Welcomes You to Raccoon City
Netflix is taking you to Raccoon City, possibly the worst city in the world, via a trailer for their new live-action series based on the mega-popular video game series.
Resident Evil will follow the travails of Jade Wesker (Tamara Smart), and you Resident Evil fans will recognize that last name, as Jade is the daughter of the villain Albert Wesker (Lance Reddick). The series is set between the years 2022 and 2036, tracking Jade and her sister Billie (Siena Agudong) in 2022 as they move with their family to Raccoon City (why? why?) and eventually start to uncover the truth about their father. To be fair, in 2022, Raccoon City seems like a nice place to live, if your thing is a spick-and-span blandness that screams future dystopia. You know what definitely screams future dystopia? A shot of two viles in a laboratory that have Jade and Billie’s names on them—uh oh.
The 2036 portions of the series will find Jade in dire straits, trying to make it in a zombie-ravaged world thanks to the Umbrella Corp’s T-Virus. Making matters even worse for Jade is her sister Billie’s gone, and she wants answers.
We’ve obviously been to Raccoon City before via the six-film series directed by Paul W.S. Anderson that starred Milla Jovovich, as well as director Johannes Roberts’ stand-alone film Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City in 2021. Then there’s the animated series Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness that’s also on Netflix. Yet this particular Resident Evil has the distinction of being the first live-action series in the zombie franchise.
Joining Agudong, Reddick, and Smart are Ella Balinska, Paola Nuñez, and Adeline Rudolph.
Check out the trailer below. Resident Evil hits Netflix on July 14.
Here’s the official synopsis:
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.
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Featured image: Tamara Smart in Resident Evil. Courtesy Netflix.