Lance Reddick and Ella Balinska are among the actors set to appear in Netflix’s live-action Resident Evil series, which spans two timelines.
The official cast for Netflix’s live-action Resident Evil series was revealed on social media this week.
The Netflix Geeked Twitter account posted two photos of the actors who will be appearing in the series, along with a caption that read, “Been dying to announce this. Get ready to enter New Raccoon City with the cast of RESIDENT EVIL: LANCE REDDICK / ELLA BALINSKA / TAMARA SMART / SIENA AGUDONG / ADELINE RUDOLPH / PAOLA NUNEZ.”
Been dying to announce this. Get ready to enter New Raccoon City with the cast of RESIDENT EVIL: LANCE REDDICK / ELLA BALINSKA / TAMARA SMART / SIENA AGUDONG / ADELINE RUDOLPH / PAOLA NUNEZ. #GeekedWeek pic.twitter.com/ULKEFuYdAr
— Netflix Geeked (@NetflixGeeked) June 11, 2021
Reddick is probably best known for his portrayal of Charon in the John Wick film franchise, while Ella Balinska most recently starred as Jane Kano in the 2019 action comedy film Charlie’s Angels. As revealed in the tweet, the cast also includes Tamara Smart (A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting), Siena Agudong (Upside-Down Magic), Adeline Rudolph (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Riverdale) and Paola Núñez (The Purge series, Bad Boys for Life).
Netflix first announced plans to adapt Capcom’s Resident Evil video game franchise into a live-action series in Aug. 2020. It was also announced at that time that the first season of the series will span two different timelines across eight hour-long episodes.
The first timeline follows 14-year-old sisters Jade and Billie Wesker after they move to Raccoon City, while the second timeline jumps a decade into the future where only 15 million people are left on Earth.
“Resident Evil is my favorite game of all time. 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,” said Supernatural‘s Andrew Dabb, who will serve as showrunner, executive producer and writer for the live-action series. “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.”
Capcom released the first Resident Evil video game in 1996. Since then, the franchise has become one of the best-selling video game franchises of all time, with more than 100 million games sold worldwide. The video game franchise also spawned a six-film franchise produced by Constantin Film, which has brought in more than $1.2 billion worldwide to date.
In other Resident Evil-related news, Netflix also recently released the first clip from its upcoming CG anime series Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, which is set to premiere on July 8. The two-and-a-half-minute clip followed Jason (Ray Chase), leader of the U.S. Army Mad Dogs, and takes place in the fictional, civil war-ravaged nation of Penamstan in the year 2000.
Directed by Eiichiro Hasumi, Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness stars Nick Apostolides as Leon S. Kennedy, Stephanie Panisello as Claire Redfield, Ray Chase as Jason, Jona Xiao as Shen May, Billy Kametz as Patrick, Joe J. Thomas as Graham, Doug Stone as Wilson and Brad Venable as Ryan. The CG anime premieres on Netflix July 8.
Written and directed by Andrew Dabb, Netflix’s live-action Resident Evil series stars Lance Reddick, Ella Balinska, Tamara Smart, Siena Agudong, Adeline Rudolph, and Paola Nunez. It has yet to be given a release date.
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