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“Resident Evil”: Lance Reddick Playing Albert Wesker in Netflix’s Live-Action Series; Now in Production!

In addition to Sony’s film Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City and Netflix’s animated series “Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness,” a live-action series is also in production at Netflix.

Announced today during Netflix’s “Geeked Week,” Lance Reddick (John Wick) will be playing Albert Wesker in the live-action Netflix series, with more casting also announced.

The cast also includes:

  • ELLA BALINSKA
  • TAMARA SMART
  • SIENA AGUDONG
  • ADELINE RUDOLPH
  • PAOLA NUNEZ

“Building on one of the most popular, best selling survival horror video games of all time, “Resident Evil” will tell a brand new story across two timelines, both following the daughters of series antagonist Albert Wesker in the present and future.”

“In the first timeline, fourteen-year-old sisters Jade and Billie Wesker are moved to New Raccoon City. A manufactured, corporate town, forced on them right as adolescence is in full swing. But the more time they spend there, the more they come to realize that the town is more than it seems and their father may be concealing dark secrets. Secrets that could destroy the world.

“Cut to the second timeline, well over a decade into the future: there are less than fifteen million people left on Earth. And more than six billion monsters — people and animals infected with the T-virus. Jade, now thirty, struggles to survive in this New World, while the secrets from her past – about her sister, her father and herself – continue to haunt her.”

Netflix has ordered eight hourlong episodes. Bronwen Hughes (“The Walking Dead”) will direct and executive produce the first two episodes.

“For every type of Resident Evil fan, including those joining us for the first time, the series will be complete with a lot of old friends, and some things (bloodthirsty, insane things) people have never seen before,” said showrunner Andrew Dabb (“Supernatural”), who also executive produces and writes on the series.