Netflix’s Resident Evil Casts A Great Albert Wesker

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Netflix announced today that Lance Reddick has been solid as baddie Albert Wesker within the upcoming live-action Resident Evil sequence. Alongside that bombshell, Netflix announced five other actresses who will be starring within the sequence.

The live-action sequence was first introduced by the streamer in August of 2020. At the time we didn’t know a lot about it, moreover that it could be targeted on the “Wesker kids.” Now we all know extra concerning the sequence and the way Albert Wesker and his youngsters all slot in.

The sequence will inform a brand new story, not seen within the video games, set throughout two completely different timelines. One timeline will characteristic 14-year-old sisters Billie and Jade Wesker as they transfer to New Raccoon City. Soon after arriving, the 2 sisters be taught that the city is hiding secrets and techniques and their dad, Albert Wekser, might need a few of his personal too. The present’s different timeline is ready over 10 years later and contains a world infested with lethal monsters. Humanity is dying. The grownup Jade is making an attempt to outlive and remains to be coping with her father’s secrets and techniques and her personal previous.

That seems like a wild and unusual setup for a Resident Evil present, however then once more the complete franchise is weird and campy. So why not do a present concerning the daughters of Albert Wesker studying about how evil their dad is and break up it throughout two completely different timelines? Sure! Why not.

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The sequence will likely be eight episodes lengthy and is being produced by Supernatural govt producer and co-showrunner Andrew Dabb. No launch date for the present was given. Starring alongside the great Lance Reddick, who has appeared in different video games like Destiny, are 5 actresses: Adeline Rudolph, Siena Agudong, Paola Núñez, Tamara Smart, and Ella Balinska.

This isn’t the primary Resident Evil sequence from Netflix. In July, the brand new animated sequence Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness will launch. This one is CG and stars Leon Kennedy. And earlier than all this, again in 2019, Deadline reported that Netflix was making an attempt to make one other Resident Evil present. And even earlier than that, again in 2014, Variety reported on another attempt at a Resident Evil present.

Who knew some people in Hollywood liked campy zombie video games a lot?

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