Netflix’s ‘Resident Evil’ Series Casts Ella Balinska, Tamara Smart, Plus Lance Reddick As Albert Wesker

Resident Evil fans are living their best lives right now. The legendary Capcom video game franchise has seen one set of blockbuster movies come to an end, only to launch into a big screen revival that arrives this September, plus a Netflix anime Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness next month. And on top of that is Netflix’s live-action series, which has rounded up a pretty sweet cast that includes John Wick‘s Lance Reddick as Wesker.

Reddick is the only cast member with a named role, playing series villain Albert Wesker, who seeks to destroy and replace humankind. The character is usually depicted as a white guy, played in the Paul W.S. Anderson films by Jason O’Mara and Shawn Roberts.

The rest of the cast is really great, but we don’t know their roles. Charlie’s Angels star Ella Balinska, Tamara Smart of Artemis Fowl, Adeline Rudolph of Riverdale, plus Siena Agudong, Paola Nuñez are on board. But who will play Alice?

Andrew Dabb (Supernatural) will act as showrunner of the series, which will take place across two different timelines. Here is the synopsis:

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 realize 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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