Resident Evil has a legacy of its own. It is not only the highest grossing film series based on a video game, it is also one of the few movies to truly recreate the video game experience. The franchise has given us seven films, currently has a video game titled Resident Evil: Resistance in development and reportedly a Netflix series in a pipeline.
A year ago Deadline reported that Netflix is developing a series based on the eponymous video game. Though there has not been any further reports regarding the matter not even an official announcement. A latest leak from Splash Report suggests that the series will revolve around Jade and Billie Wesker, two half-sisters.
And the only connection they will have to the canon is that they are the daughters of Albert Wesker, the primary antagonist of the main series and video games. They wouldn’t have any connection to the video games whatsoever.
This came as a huge shock to the fans, worldwide. We fans like to keep it in the canon. Though many sequels and reboots have come in the market in the last two decades. The ones who have been able to recreate the success of the predecessors are the ones with the backing of original stars and creators. Or otherwise we get the mediocrity of 90210, the sequel of Beverly Hills 90210.
Netflix has had enough experience in adaptation with Anne with an E and The Witcher. They are also somewhat experienced in the wrath of fandom. They felt it when they changed Jaskier’s name in the TV show and it was a miniscule change. This is basically ripping the series out of the main universe with just a connection through a cord.
Resident Evil is an action horror science fiction film series loosely based on the Capcom survival horror video game series of the same name.