Resident Evil

  • 30 Jul - 05 Aug, 2022
  • Mag The Weekly

Resident Evil is back in a big, bold way. The iconic video game franchise has re-emerged on Netflix as a very cool new series. Based on all of the game action through Resident Evil: Village, the series puts two timelines to work, before and after the T-Virus global fail, and features many familiar characters. London, 2036, 14 years after the fall. Jade Wesker (Ella Balinska) has been in the field for six months, studying the behaviours of “zeroes,” the jaundiced cognitive flatliners that have walked the earth ever since Umbrella Corporation negligence caused the T-Virus pandemic. Firing up a satellite-linked tablet, Jade visits with partner Arjun (Ahad Raza Mir) and her daughter Bea. But the distance is a grind, and especially because mortal danger is always one wrong step away. The threats are different in 2022. 14-years-old Jade (Tamara Smart) and her fraternal twin sister Billie (Siena Agudong) are settling awkwardly into New Raccoon City, the sanitised company town where their father, Dr Albert (Lance Reddick), is starting his new role as an executive-level virologist under the watchful eye of Umbrella CEO Evelyn Marcus (Paola Nunez). Rescued from the mutated caterpillar by a passing team of scavengers, the Jade of 2036 travels with them to their roughshod compound in Brighton, which is surrounded on all sides by endless packs of zeroes. Deftly shuttling between two timelines, Resident Evil takes on horror of both the creeping dread and sudden terror varieties, this series is a rich text for old and new fans alike.