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Evil Avatar 01-24-2019 07:59 PM

Netflix developing Resident Evil TV series
 

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ĎResident Evilí TV Series in Works at Netflix

EXCLUSIVE: Resident Evil is headed to television. I have learned that Netflix is developing a scripted series based on the hit action horror franchise. I hear the series will be a Netflix global original. German production and distribution company Constantin Film, which is behind the Resident Evil movies loosely based on the Capcom video game series, is the studio. Search is underway for a showrunner to shepherd the adaptation.

No one is commenting but I hear the plan is for the series to expand the Resident Evil universe and deepen the exiting mythology. I hear the series will keep the basic premise, which also served as a setup for the movie franchise. The drama series will explore the dark inner workings of the Umbrella Corporation and the new world order caused by the outbreak of the T-virus. While the project is in early stages, the series is expected to incorporate all of Resident Evilís signature elements, including action sequences and ďeaster eggs.Ē
Read more at Deadline.

Terran 01-24-2019 08:02 PM

As long as she can't walk while firing a gun. You know, emulate the actual game. /s

ElektroDragon 01-24-2019 11:13 PM

Ugh, no. Another awful looking idea.

vallor 01-24-2019 11:22 PM

I think the movies and the games did enough to this universe.

I am not sure what stories there are to be told that wouldn't devolve into generic zombie-type survival material. I enjoy the movies for what they are, but I'm not sure a series would do anything original.

MavenACTG 01-25-2019 05:10 AM

Why do marketers keep referring to the history of games as "mythology?"

Chimpbot 01-25-2019 06:22 AM

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Originally Posted by MavenACTG (Post 2529223)
Why do marketers keep referring to the history of games as "mythology?"

It's not uncommon to refer to that sort of stuff as the "mythology" of the series. The X-Files is probably the best example of this label off the top of my head.

swirlee 01-25-2019 03:08 PM

No joke, that's Julia Voth in the photo above who is the face of Jill Valentine and my ex girlfriend. Was not expecting to be scrolling and see her face today. haha

vallor 01-26-2019 12:08 PM

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Originally Posted by swirlee (Post 2529266)
No joke, that's Julia Voth in the photo above who is the face of Jill Valentine and my ex girlfriend. Was not expecting to be scrolling and see her face today. haha

I commend your taste in women, especially since she knows how to hold the gun properly without putting the finger on the trigger unless she's ready to fire.

Mad Max RW 01-26-2019 02:08 PM

It can't be worse than the series of movies they shit out year after year for what seemed like forever.

NightRain 01-28-2019 08:34 AM

I hope they set it in the 90's.

Evil Avatar 01-29-2019 05:00 AM

Netflix just dropped the first season of The Kingdom, a Korean (???) zombie series set in Medieval times? I’m afraid that I’m not up on the history of the region, but the costumes are just amazing. The acting isn’t bad, but the English voice over can be a little funny at times.

Good stuff.

Wizzkidd 01-29-2019 06:19 AM

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Originally Posted by swirlee (Post 2529266)
No joke, that's Julia Voth in the photo above who is the face of Jill Valentine and my ex girlfriend. Was not expecting to be scrolling and see her face today. haha

If Netflix is smart they'll try to involve Julia Voth. Like you once involved her, apparently.

Chimpbot 01-29-2019 08:36 AM

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Originally Posted by NightRain (Post 2529362)
I hope they set it in the 90's.

It kinda needs to be. I'm glad the RE2 remake kept everything in the 90's, at least.

I'm okay with a RE TV series, I think. The story from the first three games is pretty good (as far as zombies and video games are concerned, at least). If they keep things a little closer to the source material instead of going completely off the rails like the movies did, I could see it turning into a decent series.

Chief Smash 01-29-2019 01:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Evil Avatar (Post 2529432)
Netflix just dropped the first season of The Kingdom, a Korean (???) zombie series set in Medieval times? Iím afraid that Iím not up on the history of the region, but the costumes are just amazing. The acting isnít bad, but the English voice over can be a little funny at times.

Good stuff.

Thanks for pointing this out. I enjoyed the first episode. I'm watching with subtitles so far since, as you mentioned, English voice overs are usually a bit awkward. But the subtitles are pretty fast at times so it's not always easy to keep up.

Terran 01-29-2019 01:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Evil Avatar (Post 2529432)
Netflix just dropped the first season of The Kingdom, a Korean (???) zombie series set in Medieval times? Iím afraid that Iím not up on the history of the region, but the costumes are just amazing. The acting isnít bad, but the English voice over can be a little funny at times.

Good stuff.

I was binging on it last night and fell asleep with it on. Interesting dreams. :D

Also, having lived there I enjoyed the set pieces and costume design. Really well done stuff.


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