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Netflix's 'Resident Evil' Teaser Showcases How A Global Virus Changes Humanity

Watch a teaser for Netflix's live-action 'Resident Evil' series ahead of its July 14 premiere.

Danielle Turchiano
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'Resident Evil'

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The first-live action series of the Resident Evil franchise is coming to Netflix on July 14 and the streamer already released the first pieces of footage to whet your appetite.

The Resident Evil series is set in 2036, which (ironically) is 14 years after a deadly virus swept the globe and caused an apocalypse. Now, characters are fighting for survival in a world overrun by those who became infected and are now deemed insane. The main protagonist is Jade Wesker (Ella Balinska), who is the daughter of Albert Wesker (Lance Reddick), who has deep ties to the Umbrella Corporation, which, in the games, developed biological weapons. The games also featured the Wesker Project, which was supposed to create enhanced superhumans, but it did not come to full fruition.

The teaser previews Albert moving Jade and his other daughter, Billie, who later goes missing, to a new, more corporate and controlled environment in what is their past but our present (2022) before then showing Jade on her own in 2036, in a decimated world. It also offers the first look at what the infected creatures have become.

If you pay really close attention within, the teaser also features clues to lead you to a micro-site with another teaser. We won't spoil what those clues are, but you may want to watch on full screen or slow down the speed.

The show also stars Tamara Smart, Siena Agudong, Adeline Rudolph, Paola Nuñez, Ahad Raza Mir, Connor Gossatti, and Turlough Convery, It comes from showrunner Andrew Dabb, who executive produces alongside Mary Leah Sutton, who also serves as writer; and Robert Kulzer and Oliver Berben of Constantin Film. Constantin Film's CEO Martin Moszkowicz serves as producer. The series comes from Constantin Film.

Although this is the first live-action series adaptation of the famous game franchise, it was previously adapted into a film series, with the first one being released in 2002 and only receiving a 33 Metascore, but the most recent, subtitled Welcome to Raccoon City, was released in 2021 and received a 44. Netflix previously released an animated series titled Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness in 2021.