New images from Netflix’s upcoming Resident Evil show provide a closer look at some new characters as well as the franchise’s iconic zombie dogs.
New images from Netflix’s Resident Evil show give fans a closer look at many of the characters and the franchise’s iconic zombie dogs. Based on the popular video game series of the same name, Resident Evil joins a host of adaptations of the source material, including a series of action films starring Milla Jovovich and last year’s more horror-oriented Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City. The upcoming series takes place 30 years after the discovery of the T-Virus, with a new outbreak revealing the dark secrets of the ominous Umbrella Corporation.
The first trailer for the new Resident Evil series teases two separate timelines, one in 2022 and one in a post-apocalyptic 2036. Jade Wesker (Ella Balinska), daughter of the iconic Albert Wesker (Lance Reddick), takes center stage in both timelines, working to uncover the secrets hidden within Umbrella Corporation while navigating hordes of the infected. In addition to Balinska and Reddick, the series also stars Tetiana Gaidar, Turlough Convery, Conner Gosatti, Paula Nuñez, and Lea Vivier, among others. The trailer for Resident Evil didn’t give too much away in terms of what viewers can expect, but it did unveil a first look at the zombie dogs that have appeared in various other franchise installments.
In new images from EW, audiences can get their closest look yet at Resident Evil’s zombie dogs as well as many of the show’s characters. The images tease plenty of scares and also provide a few hints about what viewers can expect when the show releases later this summer. Check out the new images below:
The Tyrant Virus, or T-Virus as it is commonly referred to in the games, is the man-made plague responsible for turning much of the human population into zombies. Unlike many other zombie shows and movies, however, the plague in Resident Evil also affects animals, including domesticated pets, turning them into bloodthirsty killing machines, as was first seen outside of the games in 2002’s Resident Evil. The upcoming series has already been confirmed to be canon to the original games, signaling that the Umbrella Corporation will again be responsible for the outbreak of the virus, including Jade’s father Albert, who can be seen in one of the images walking with Nuñez’s Evelyn Marcus.
While the Resident Evil adaptations have varied wildly in quality, the upcoming Netflix series looks to be one of the strongest and most faithful ones yet. Last year’s Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City failed to strike a chord with audiences or critics, meaning Netflix’s Resident Evil has an opportunity to finally deliver a scary, action-packed show in the same universe as the games that so many have come to love. It remains to be seen whether Resident Evil will be a hit with audiences when it releases on July 14, but the latest batch of new images suggests that, at the very least, the show will feature a strong, diverse cast and some truly frightening monsters.
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