Netflix reveals trailer for Resident Evil series

Netflix loves video game adaptations. From Arcane to The Witcher, the streaming and entertainment service has been keen to bring video game stories to its platform. Now, his take on Resident Evil has been revealed.

Netflix has posted its first proper look at Resident Evil on YouTube. The show is simply called Resident Evil; there are no subtitles like the recent movie Resident Evil: Welcome To Racoon City. And actually, the trailer is a little different than you might expect.

Of course there are zombies – it wouldn’t be Raccoon City without them. But wait, this isn’t Raccoon City. That’s it Young Raccoon City. The trailer is reminiscent of Netflix’s latest zombie hit, Army of the Dead. The characters Billie and Jade are brought to New Raccoon City with the promise of a picturesque life. Very quickly, however, everything falls apart thanks to Umbrella’s presence. Oh no, what a surprise.

From there, it looks like there might be a futuristic take on the games premise. London in 2036 is where at least part of the show will take place, and the protagonists will face off against hordes of zombies and perhaps other atrocities (like mutated rats) in a variety of settings.

I can’t say it looks much like the games we’re familiar with. The action parts might give us more of that Resident Evil 4 or Village feel once the show is over. But Netflix has done a good job adapting games so far, and with their Army of the Dead experience, we can all hope that at least this is a fun zombie horror for fans of the genre.

The trailer also reveals the series’ July 14 release date, so this macabre show is just around the corner.

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