RESIDENT EVIL: Netflix Announces Full Cast For Live-Action Series; Lance Reddick To Play Albert Wesker

RESIDENT EVIL: Netflix Announces Full Cast For Live-Action Series; Lance Reddick To Play Albert Wesker

Netflix has officially announced the full cast for its upcoming live-action Resident Evil series, and The Wire and John Wick actor Lance Reddick is set to play the villainous Albert Wesker...

As the "Geeked Week" reveals continue, Netflix has announced the full cast for its upcoming live-action Resident Evil series, and the streamer has enlisted a fan-favorite actor to play Albert Wesker.

Lance Reddick (John Wick, The Wire, Godzilla Vs. Kong for about 2 seconds) has been tapped to play the villainous character, who was introduced in the very first game before going on to become one of the franchise primary antagonists. He'll be joined by Ella Balinska (Charlie's Angels), Tamara Smart (Artemis Fowl), Siena Agudong (No Good Nick), Adeline Rudolph (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), and Paola Núñez (The Purge) in undisclosed roles.

A new logline for the show reveals that "nearly three decades after the discovery of the T-virus, an outbreak reveals the Umbrella Corporation's dark secrets." You can check out a more details synopsis below.

The Netflix series will tell its new story across two timelines. In the first, 14-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.
The second, more than a decade into the future sees less than 15 million people left on Earth. And more than 6 billion monsters — people and animals infected with the T-virus. Jade, now 30, struggles to survive in this new world, while the secrets from her past — about her sister, her father and herself — continue to haunt her.

Supernatural showrunner Andrew Dabb has been enlisted to oversee the the first season, which will run for 8 episodes.

"Resident Evil is my favorite game of all time," Dabb said back when the series was first announced. "I'm incredibly excited to tell a new chapter in this amazing story and bring the first-ever Resident Evil series to Netflix members around the world. 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."

No premiere date has been announced.

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