On Monday, Netflix unveiled the first full trailer for its upcoming live-action Resident Evil series. Unlike the teaser from last month, this trailer gives us better look at some of the unique (i.e. non-zombie) monsters we’ll get to see.
Back in May, Resident Evil showrunner Andrew Dabb revealed that the eight-episode series would take place in 2022 and 2036. and be canon to all of the Resident Evil video games. He also assured fans that the inclusion of Albert Wesker after his death in 2009’s Resident Evil 5 (and his drastically changed appearance via actor Lance Reddick) will be explained.
And no, it’s not because he survived and stole the appearance of one of the best actors working today. According to Dab, Wesker legitimately bit the dust in Resident Evil 5. So yeah…it’s definitely going to be interesting watching how that plays out.
I personally just want to know why people allowing the Umbrella Corporation to operate. Their negligence is so ridiculously bad it makes Weyland-Yutani look responsible by comparison. Also, they’ve got a lot of nerve building a new Raccoon City on the site where the old one was nuked.
Whatever the case, even someone who’s burned out on zombies can appreciate that this series will at least give us some other creatures to watch. I’m not ashamed to admit that the zombie dogs (pictured above) were involved in the first time that a video game ever scared the crap out of me. It also looks like we’re going to get some old-school giant spiders along with the horrific/annoying lickers.
All eight episodes of Resident Evil will debut on July 14 exclusively on Netflix. Read Netflix’s official description of the series below:
Year 2036 – 14 years after the spread of 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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