Netflix’s first “Resident Evil” TV series is taking a different direction when it comes to bone-chilling scares.
The eight-episode series, starting July 14 on the streaming service, is a fresh take on Capcom’s long-running survival horror franchise.
The trailer for the franchise’s first live-action show promises nonstop action and lots of scares.
Trailer footage shows monsters popularized by the video game franchise, such as zombie dogs from the original 1996 title, as well as an array of giant, mutated monsters. Go ahead, zombies, it looks like outrageously large man-eating spiders are taking over.
Showrunner and executive producer Andrew Daub previously revealed that the show’s creators had “all the games and shuffled them together” for the highly anticipated series.
“For every type of Resident Evil fan, including those joining us for the first time, the series will be complete with lots of old friends, and some things (bloodthirsty, crazy things) people have never seen before. “Dub Told ,
The series follows Jade Wesker (Ella Balinska) nearly three decades after the discovery of the T-virus as she fights to survive in a world surrounded by infected and deranged creatures.
With less than 15 million people left in the world, Jade will struggle to battle over 6 billion bloodthirsty creatures, along with Earth’s last inhabitants.
According to the series’ synopsis, “An outbreak reveals the dark secrets of the Umbrella Corporation.”
In addition to Balinska, “Resident Evil” also stars Lance Reddick (Albert Wesker), Tamara Smart (as young Jade Wesker) and Sienna Agudong (Billy Wesker).
The horror series was written by Andrew Daub (“Supernatural”), and executive producer Bronwen Hughes (“The Walking Dead”) is set to direct the first two episodes.
Watch the trailer for “Resident Evil” below.