Resident Evil
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Details for Netflix's upcoming Resident Evil series have leaked online after they were accidentally uploaded on a press-only website.

According to the synopsis – which has now been removed – the series will take place in the fictional town of Clearfield, Maryland – a setting which hasn't previously been mentioned in Resident Evil canon. To those of you expecting to see the streets of Raccoon city realised on the small screen, we can only apologise.

Clearfield will star alongside the infamous Umbrella Corporation, the decommissioned Greenwood Asylum and the nearby Washington, D.C., which means we could see some thematic similarities between this series and Overkill's failed Walking Dead video game, which featured the North American capital in its trailer. The other news is that the series takes place 26 years after the creation of the T-Virus.

Resident Evil has already spawned an incredibly successful movie franchise which has generated more than $1.2 billion globally. Netflix has already adapted The Witcher to widespread critical acclaim; while that was based on a multimedia property that includes video games, you could argue that there's plenty of crossover between its audience and the people who will be tuning in to this new series.

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