Netflix accidentally leaks Resident Evil series

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Netflix has accidentally revealed a series based on the Resident Evil franchise is in development. The streaming service seemingly mistakenly published the plot synopsis for a series titled simply Resident Evil.

The leak that was originally spotted by Resident Evil Wiki, can still be seen on web archive and reads:

Resident Evil

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.

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The plot synopsis was published to Netflix’s media centre before being quickly deleted not long after.

The leaked synopsis comes just a few weeks after entertainment industry site Deadline reported that a tv series was in development by Constantin Film. The same company that produced the movie series. Created by Paul W.S Anderson, the series is the most successful film series based on a video game grossing $1.233 Billion worldwide.

Likely to fan disappointment it looks as though the upcoming tv series will have more to do with the film series than the games. Though the small-town setting could hint towards something similar to Resi 2’s raccoon city. Greenwood Asylum a reimagining of the Spencer Mansion perhaps?

The film series officially wrapped up with 2016s The Final Chapter. The game series is going as strong as ever with last year’s acclaimed Resident Evil 2 remake. Rumours surrounding the next mainline entry RE 8 emerged last week.

The upcoming Resi 3 remake launches on April 3rd, 2020. Alongside multiplayer game Resident Evil Resistance.

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Adam Whiles

When I'm not writing articles I'm usually knee-deep in some obscure JRPG.

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