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A Resident Evil series is in development at Netflix

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Quite often, you would expect that the more we get of something, the less exciting it becomes. After all, we always talk about wanting new stories to watch and new game properties to play. The reality though is that we hate disappointment and so tend to stick with what we know. Just take a look at video games and how almost every single year Call of Duty is the best-selling game, despite the fact that it’s still the same game, built on a similar engine that everyone complains about.

The same can possibly be said of Resident Evil, which as a game has perhaps never enjoyed that same level of blockbuster success or consistency between its many iterations, but has a new version coming out (today!) and people are still immensely excited to play it.

So given all this excitement around the release of the new Resident Evil 2, it’s perhaps a good time to celebrate it with some entertainment news around the game as well. As a report from Deadline has revealed that Netflix is working on a Resident Evil series of its own.

Following the completion of the movie series which starred Milla Jovovich as Alice in what turned out to be a very successful $1.2 Billion franchise, it was always rumoured that a potential reboot of the series was in order. Considering the success that the rebooted video game has had, I guess there was definitely an opportunity for it. However it appears that the reboot they had in mind was not for the big screen, but rather the small screen. A format which may actually suit the franchise as it will allow it to focus on more characters in the universe and hopefully afford more time in telling its story, rather than rushing through it at break neck speed.

The Resident Evil franchise made its name as an incredible survival horror game that kept you at the edge of your seat as you salvaged every bullet to try and stay alive in its post-apocalyptic zombie world. The movies however, took more of a gung-ho approach where bullets were no longer treasured, but rather spent and the essentially descended into full-on action. A formula that probably made it more appealing to cinema-goers, but not necessarily fans of the games.

We don’t have too many details yet of what to expect from this Netflix series or even if it will try and return to its horror roots, as Netflix is still looking for a showrunner for the project. Hopefully though, especially given Netflix’s willingness to tell dark stories, we will get a final product that will be closer to the games’ original horror settings.

Last Updated: January 25, 2019

20 Comments

  1. Admiral Chief

    January 25, 2019 at 10:50

    MY LIEWE DONNER

    The franchise is deader than the zombies in it, PLEASE LET IT STOP COMING BACK.

    It’s like a nasty CoD infection coming back every year

    Reply

    • RinceThis

      January 25, 2019 at 10:55

      This a million times!

      Reply

    • Pariah

      January 25, 2019 at 10:55

      I fully agree with this statement.

      Reply

    • Magoo

      January 25, 2019 at 12:36

      I feel bad for downvoting your comment, but I won’t undo it. So I thought I would just let you know and apologize.

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief

        January 25, 2019 at 12:50

        Thank you for your candor, but please remember not to upset the gentlemen taking you to gulag

        Reply

  2. RinceThis

    January 25, 2019 at 11:00

    Oh come on! People love the game because of nostalgia, nothing more! Enough with beating the hell out of this dead horse.

    Reply

    • Pariah

      January 25, 2019 at 11:00

      It’s like that famous quote – “You can bring a dead horse to water, but you can’t stop it from stinking.”

      Or something like that.

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      • RinceThis

        January 25, 2019 at 11:00

        Exactly! Even the new game’s hype is completely lost on me. The original was great ‘for its time’. If you had the same game now, people would rage at the shitty mechanics, so if they change it to being good… it’s not the same game… Um…

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        • Geoffrey Tim

          January 25, 2019 at 13:30

          It’s not the same game; the story is a little different, the puzzles have changed. It’s a full ground-up remake, and it’s damned good. It’s basically a brand new game that’s based on RE2. I love it.

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        • Pariah

          January 25, 2019 at 11:00

          I will defend one thing about this remaster – they’ve reworked the controls, camera and AI as well. It’s at least befitting the name of “remaster”, instead of just “made HD shiny”. Doesn’t make me care more, but it’s a feather in their cap.

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          • RinceThis

            January 25, 2019 at 11:05

            That’s cool. But I’d rather have a new IP, and warm memories of my time with the game are enough! Don’t mess with them!

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      January 25, 2019 at 11:13

      Oh shit, the fun police are here!

      Reply

  3. G8crasha

    January 25, 2019 at 11:42

    There are a ton of exciting series on the horizon, and most are the result of major investments from heavyhitters like Netflix and Amazon. Are we entering a new golden age of entertainment?

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    • Dutch Matrix

      January 25, 2019 at 11:52

      Can Cavill play Claire in this one though? He is pretty enough.

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief

        January 25, 2019 at 11:52

        Settle down there Lucy, take a cold shower

        Reply

        • Dutch Matrix

          January 25, 2019 at 11:57

          I would roll around in sharp edged Kryptonite for that man., nevermind the cold shower.

          Reply

  4. Guz

    January 25, 2019 at 11:57

    Multi Pass

    Reply

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