It appears that the clouds of rumour that circle around the Resident Evil Netflix TV series could all be but swatted away with a new leak by none other than Netflix itself.
Recently, a synopsis of the live-action adaptation of the hugely popular zombie action games by Capcom had been accidentally released (and later deleted) on the Netflix Media Centre. Thanks to the folks at Resident Evil Wiki (via SiliconEra), however, a WayBackMachine archive of the site was salvaged, so the show’s details can be viewed.
Just in case you can’t see the image above, it reads:
The town of Clearfield, MD has long stood in the shadow of three seemingly unrelated behemoths—the Umbrella Corporation, the decommissioned Greenwood Asylum, and Washington D.C. Today, twenty-six years after the discovery of the T-Virus, secrets held by the three will start to be revealed at the first signs of outbreak.
While the fictional American town of Clearfield is clearly exclusive to the show, mentions of the Umbrella Corporation and the nefarious T-Virus all but confirms the existence of the Resident Evil Netflix series.
In an earlier leak, we’d already learned that the series will most likely span eight hour-long episodes, and will not start production until April 2020. A release date and main cast have yet to be announced by the streamer.
Marion has a serious RPG addiction. Sometimes it bleeds into real life; he forgets to sleep because he thinks he has a Witcher’s body clock. Forgive him in advance if he suddenly blurts out terms such as “Mind Flayer” and “Magic Missile”, because never once does he stop thinking about his next Dungeons & Dragons game.