A year ago we posted about the rumours of a Resident Evil TV show being produced by Netflix, and now another piece of evidence has appeared—and then hastily been disappeared. Netflix posted a description of a Resident Evil TV show on their media centre, then removed it, but thanks to the Wayback Machine we can still read it:
“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 an outbreak.”
A decommissioned mental asylum is definitely spooky enough to be the centre of a Resident Evil story, and obviously it wouldn’t be Resident Evil without the Umbrella Corporation. Clearfield is a less ridiculous name than Raccoon City, I guess? We’ll see how it turns out.
I thought the first Resident Evil movie was one of the least-bad videogame adaptations around, and by the fourth movie, they’d become so over-the-top ridiculous they were enjoyable again. A Netflix version might be aimed a little more down-to-earth than the one where an army of Milla Jovovich clones attacks the Umbrella Corporation’s Tokyo office.