‘Resident Evil’ Trailer: Zombie Action And Family Drama In Netflix’s Horror Series

After years of pretty terrible but mildly successful Resident Evil movies starring Milla Jojovich, that long-running franchise came to an end. In its place was the more game-accurate Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, which nobody saw or liked. Netlix is hoping the zombie juice hasn’t run out, otherwise their new Resident Evil series is going to be short-lived.

The new series comes from showrunner/exec-producer Andrew Dabb (Supernatural), and stars Lance Reddick, Ella Balinska, Tamara Smart, Siena Agudong, Adeline Rudolph, Paola Nuñez, Ahad Raza Mir, Connor Gossatti, and Turlough Convery. This version is set in the not-too-distant future, years after the zombie apocalypse. The evil Umbrella Corporation is still a threat, there’s plenty of bloody undead action, and some family drama to boot.

Here’s the synopsis: Year 2036 – 14 years after Joy caused so much pain, Jade Wesker fights for survival in a world overrun by the blood-thirsty infected and mind-shattering creatures. In this absolute carnage, Jade is haunted by her past in New Raccoon City, by her father’s chilling connections to the sinister Umbrella Corporation but mostly by what happened to her sister, Billie.

Resident Evil hits Netflix on July 14th.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.