Developed by Andrew Dabb for Netflix, the ‘Resident Evil’ TV series is adapted from the game series of the exact title by Capcom. It is also the second television adaptation of the Resident Evil franchise.The series takes place in its own universe but captions the video game series’ plotline as its central backstory and basis.
Speaking with Collider, showrunner Andrew Dapp revealed that the show came off as supernatural, and the two things which he decided to take on this project. He explains, “It was two things. Number one is I’m just a huge fan of Resident Evil. You know what I mean? And the games and the movies. The games were defining in a way, for me, just for the horror genre period. In terms of like, they really form what I think horror is and what really works, and you could see that in Supernatural at different points. And then the movies, I think, are a bit underrated, because they were one of the first movies that took multiple genres and kind of shuffled them together, whether it’s sci-fi and horror and action and everything else. So, they’re really defining in two different ways. When the opportunity came about, I was like, “Oh, I would love to do that. The lore is so interesting.”
He continued: “It was like, okay, if you’re going to do it, how can you make it feel different than what’s out there? Luckily, etflix.com/in/title/80996532itself has a lot of elements that you can do that with, with the monsters and some of the backstory and the corporate maneuverings and the crazy conspiracies. Then they kind of allowed us — they being Netflix and Capcom — to build on that as well. So the games are the backstory, but we now are branching off into our little world.”
With season one already out, would we get a second season anytime soon? Here’s what we know about it.
Resident Evil Season 2 Release Date: When is it?
Currently, there’s no concrete information concerning season two of Resident Evil. But the showrunner himself has expressed his willingness to do a second two. Hopefully, Netflix renews the series for a second installment.
If that happens, fans can expect the new episodes sometime in 2023.
The Cast of Resident Evil Season 2
Here’s the list of the cast members expected to reprise their roles in the upcoming season.
- Lance Reddick plays Albert Wesker, Jade and Billie’s father
- Ella Balinska plays Jade Wesker
- Tamara Smart portrays young Jade Wesker
- Adeline Rudolph depicts Billie Wesker
- Siena Agudong plays young Billie Wesker
- Paola Núñez depicts Evelyn Marcus
- Mpho Osei Tutu will act as Yen
- Anthony Oseyemi plays Roth
- Marisa Drummond plays Guard
- Lea Vivier play Susana Franco
- Ahad Raza Mir plays Arjun Batra
In his recent interview with Collider, Dabb also hints that he would want to add more new characters including Ada Wong in the future seasons.
“Certainly, by the end of the show, we’re kind of teasing characters, including Ada Wong. If we’re lucky enough to have a Season 2, I think we can expect multiple characters from the games to appear in ways that are kind of inevitable, and hopefully a little bit surprising.”
Resident Evil Season 2 Storyline Expectations
The exact plot details are unknown but the showrunner Andrew Dabb gave us a hint on what we can expect if the story continues further while in a chat with Collider.
He explains: “So basically everything game-wise [that] has been released up to now, which is Village, is our backstory, and from that point, the games are going to go this direction, we’re going to go this direction. Believe me, if the games do something… If we’re lucky enough to go more seasons and the games do something awesome like Resident Evil 9, we will steal that. We will happily steal that, but we are not informing the games. Capcom has their own beautiful plan for where they plan to take things. That’s great. And then the movies are kind of, I would say, like an alternate reality. You know what I mean? Certainly tonally, staging-wise, we’re certainly inspired by the movies. I love the movies, but the Alice character and things like that don’t really exist in this world,” he added.
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