Netflix has unveiled the leading cast members for its live-action Resident Evil series, with Lance Reddick set to star as Albert Wesker.

Resident Evil

The show was announced last year and will feature eight hour-long episodes based on the popular survival horror video game franchise.

As reported by Variety, The Wire actor Reddick will star in the series as Albert Wesker. He’ll also be joined by Ella Balinska, Tamara Smart, Siena Agudong, and Paola Nuñez.

The series is described as a brand-new story spread across two different timelines, with a synopsis reading:

“In the first timeline, fourteen-year-old sisters Jade and Billie Wesker are moved to New Raccoon City. A manufactured, corporate town, forced on them right as adolescence is in full swing.”

 

“But the more time they spend there, the more they come to realize that the town is more than it seems and their father may be concealing dark secrets. Secrets that could destroy the world.”

 

“Cut to the second timeline, well over a decade into the future: there are less than fifteen million people left on Earth. And more than six billion monsters — people and animals infected with the T-virus. Jade, now thirty, struggles to survive in this New World, while the secrets from her past — about her sister, her father and herself — continue to haunt her.”

Andrew Dabb (Supernatural) will serve as showrunner, and Bronwen Hughes (The Walking Dead) will executive-produce and direct the first two episodes.

This is not to be confused with another Resident Evil series heading to Netflix. That one’s an animation titled Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness and will follow Leon and Claire following the destruction of Racoon City.

Resident Evil

Netflix has yet to announce a release date for its Resident Evil series.

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