The rumoured Resident Evil Netflix series has been officially announced today, with the first confirmed details being revealed.
The show, based upon Capcom's survival-horror series of games, is set to tell a brand new story within the Resident Evil universe set across two timelines. Netflix has shared an official description for the upcoming series (thanks, IGN):
"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 also shared a tease of the first episode's script on social media.
The series will consist of eight, one-hour-long episodes in total and will be helmed by Andrew Dabb (Supernatural). Bronwen Hughes (The Walking Dead, The Journey Is the Destination) will direct the first two episodes.
No casting details have been revealed just yet, but we'd expect to hear plenty more about this over the coming months.
For now, let us know if you're excited to watch the show and which characters you hope will appear with a comment below.