The first teasers for Netflix’s new live-action Resident Evil show have arrived, teasing an apocalyptic 2036 and a relatively normal 2022 (or as normal as an Umbrella Corporation sponsored subdivision can be). It’s important to remember these dates–not only because they run throughout all eight of the first season’s episodes, but because the show’s timeline plays directly into the games.
In speaking with a group of journalists at Netflix’s Hollywood office, showrunner Andrew Dabb explained that, while the Resident Evil show is not a direct adaptation to any one of the games, it does exist within the chronology and timeline of the video game universe. This means, in his words, “everything that happened in the games happened in our show, when it happened in the games.” So, Racoon City being blown up in 1998? That happened here. All the various outbreaks and incidents throughout the early 2000s? They’re all canon. Albert Wesker being killed in 2009? Yep, that too.
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