Netflix have confirmed they are working on a live-action Resident Evil series, after years of speculation.

For 24 years now, Resident Evil has remained on the top of the horror-survival game charts, and for 18 years, the film adaptations have been a bit of a joke.

It’s because of that, people have been yearning for some decent adaptations, and now Netflix are coming to the rescue. The streaming service has previous with turning long-running video game series into very popular series – like The Witcher – and now they’re turning their attentions to horror.

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The synopsis for the upcoming season reads:

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 realise 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“.

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The first episode of the new series will be written by Andrew Dabb (Supernatural), and directed by Bronwen Hughes (The Walking Dead). Along with those two, Robert Kulzer and Oliver Berben of Constantin Film, and Mary Leah Sutton will be executive producing.

Thus far, no cast for the series has been announced, but no doubt they’ll get it right. We’d have never guessed that Henry Cavill would make such a great Geralt, but here we all are loving him.

We’ll keep you updated with any details.