One of the most iconic video game franchises of all time, Resident Evil helped define horror on consoles for generations. The series focused on survival horror scenarios, where cops, soldiers, spies, and innocent people fight to survive a zombie apocalypse brought about by the sinister Umbrella corporation.
The series was the inspiration for a series of films created by Paul W.S. Anderson. These action horror films are CGI and special effects heavy spectacles starring Milla Jovovich as the genetically engineered super soldier Alice. They're fun movies but they don't really capture the feel of the games. The new Netflix series, which will be helmed by the former executive producer and co-showrunner of The CW's Supernatural show, who has said "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."
The show will be directed, in part, by The Walking Dead's Bronwen Hughes, and the ten episode series will focus on Jade and Billie Wesker, original characters who will be related to series villain Albert Wesker. The series being on Netflix means there will likely be plenty of the series' trademark gore. The creators are saying the show will a cross between The Walking Dead and Stranger Things.