Netflix has unveiled two teaser trailers for its upcoming Resident Evil series, due out on July 14. You check out the trailers yourself in our original post, but in the meantime there’s a lot to unpack here so we thought we’d share some of the most intriguing images from the two trailers and see what’s going on in New Raccoon City.
The first trailer gives us a glimpse of the show’s main characters: Billie and Jade Wesker. They move to “New Raccoon City”, which from the looks of it appears to be an entire city built by the Umbrella Corporation.
Then we move on to some rather ominous scenes in which Albert Wesker himself (played by the esteemed Lance Reddick) peers into a microscope before showing a rat going berserk and slamming into a glass enclosure (which appears to be like all zombie movies begin, right?). We also get a look at the Umbrellaisjoy.com website, which will take you to the second teaser trailer (we’ll get to that in a moment).
In the next set of screens, we’re moving to London in the year 2036. It’s clear that something has gone horribly wrong with Umbrella (shock!), and the city of London now lies in ruins. We get a glimpse of a battle-hardened Jade Wesker staring in horror at a sea of devastating zombies. What is not clear at this point is where New Raccoon City is located. Is it close to London? Is it in another country? This may well be a global event taking place.
Finally, we get a lot of quick shots showing characters and action set pieces. We’re not sure who the guy in the first shot is; maybe a modern version of James Marcus? I’m not sure… If you have any ideas let us know. We then take a look at who we think is Ada Wong (or it could be some version of Excella Gionne from RE5) before a quick look at what appears to be a bully and then a drooling zombie dog.
The second something secret Teaser trailer is arguably more interesting than the first. There’s more information out there about “Joy,” which is what Umbrella seems to be calling his antidepressant. Unfortunately, the drug itself contains the deadly T-virus, so… oh no, etc!
The first set of screens takes place in an Umbrella conference room, with a rather cheerful (ahh!) looking teddy bear hologram introducing the Joy drug, which Albert Wesker calls a “miracle drug”. We then see Ada Wong (we assume) putting on a look as if to say, “Nah, that’s not a cure”.
Next we take a look at the manufacturing process of the Joy drugs, with Wesker explaining the presence of the T-Virus that “creates monsters”. Our assumption here is that Wesker is distributing the drug throughout New Raccoon City (and possibly the world), knowingly retaining the T-Virus within it.
Finally, in 2036, we are moving back to London. We’ll take a look at the same zombie scene we covered earlier before moving on to some awesome looks at classic Resident Evil beasts. First up is the zombie dog, who looks like he’s going to make this poor person’s day that much worse. Next up is the iconic Licker versus Jade before we move on to a running zombie (yes, operation) along a corridor. Finally, a giant grub or termite pops out of the ground and roars – whoops.
So there you have it! If we’ve missed anything notable here, please let us know in the comments and we’ll try to update the article. We caught the giant spider, but since the scene looked so dark and blurry it didn’t seem worth taking a screenshot.
Tell us what you think about the Netflix series Resident Evil. Are you excited for this fresh take on the lore, or would you prefer Netflix to stay closer to the source material?
https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2022/05/gallery-we-breakdown-the-two-trailers-for-netflixs-resident-evil Gallery: We break down the two trailers for Netflix Resident Evil