Netflix unveils two new upbeat trailers for its live-action Resident Evil series

Netflix has released two trailers that give us our first real look at the upcoming live action resident Evil Series.

Earlier this week, Netflix gave us a deeper look at its next Resident Evil project, centered on series mainstay Albert Wesker. The first trailer introduces us to Billie and Jade, new characters to the franchise and Wesker’s children. It shows them in 2022 moving to New Raccoon City before showing how the world has been ravaged by a T-Virus pandemic, with the time skip set in 2036.

The second trailer sheds a little more light on how the pandemic got started. Unsurprisingly, the blame lies with the Umbrella Corporation, although this time it comes down to the company trying to sell a drug called “Joy”.

This wonder drug is introduced by a way too friendly looking CGI bear before Wesker describes its benefits. It’s an antidepressant that is said to cure OCD, reduce anxiety and increase focus, but of course for some reason the drug contains the T-Virus as history is doomed to repeat itself.

While the first trailer mostly showed the way the world turned to shit, the second trailer is all about the monsters. You’ve got your classic zombie dogs, some sort of screaming humanoid creature, and a very big, very gross mutant caterpillar.

It’s unclear how the show will split between the two timelines, but it looks like the focus may be on Wesker’s children rather than the virologist himself. The show also runs in a different continuity than everything else, so don’t expect it to tie into anything else you may have seen or played.

And judging by that, how good Resident Evil Village sells, the show could also prove quite popular, especially with Lance Reddick as Albert Wesker. Netflix unveils two new upbeat trailers for its live-action Resident Evil series

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