A leaked description may have confirmed that a Netflix series based on Resident Evil is in the works, but it will not follow the storyline of any of the franchise’s games.
The description of Netflix’s Resident Evil series briefly appeared on the streaming service’s media center, but it was then abruptly taken down. Fortunately, Resident Evil Wiki spotted the leak, which may be confirmed through the Wayback Machine.
The major takeaway from the leaked description is that the show will apparently not take place in Raccoon City, which is the epicenter of the T-Virus outbreak and the focus of the first three games in the main video game series. Clearfield, Maryland and the Greenwood Asylum are new settings in the franchise, which hints that Netflix is working on a different look into the zombie apocalypse.
With the description claiming that the show will reveal “secrets” held by the Umbrella Corporation, the Greenwood Asylum, and Washington, D.C., 26 years after the T-Virus was discovered, it fits a Deadline report from about a year ago that the series will focus on the “new world order caused by the outbreak of the T-virus.”
There remain many questions about the Resident Evil TV series, but the appearance and sudden deletion of its description on Netflix’s website suggests that it is indeed on the way. The streaming service is apparently not yet ready to make an official announcement.