The first teaser trailer for Netflix’s TV version of the blockbuster game and film franchise has been released.
It’s been dubbed “The Walking Dead.”
Netflix has unveiled an explosive teaser trailer (below) for its long-awaited zombie thriller Resident Evil, which will premiere this summer and adapts the blockbuster console game and film franchise for television.
The teaser teases an ambitious sci-fi series with a group of teenage survivors faced against a horde of zombies.
The project may provide Netflix with a tentpole undead drama in the spirit of AMC’s long-running smash series The Walking Dead, as well as a head start on HBO’s highly anticipated adaptation of another zombie video game title, The Last of Us, which is set to premiere in 2023.
Last year, the streamer gained attention for another zombie film, Zack Snyder‘s Army of the Dead, as well as the adolescent drama All of Us Are Dead.
Stranger Things, Peaky Blinders, and The Umbrella Academy are all returning to Netflix this summer.
The series will be directed by Andrew Dabb (Supernatural) and will have the best of the Resident Evil Universe DNA, including badass heroines, psychotic monsters (both fresh and acquainted ones), a struggle for survival, questions about what it means to be family, the corruption and greed of the Umbrella Corporation, and, of course, a profound mystery to uncover.
In 1996, Resident Evil was released as a PlayStation game, followed by a film in 2002. Six more films followed, the most recent being Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, which was released in 2021.
On July 14, 2022, Resident Evil will make its global debut on Netflix.