The Cast for Netflix's Live-Action 'Resident Evil' Series Has Been Revealed
And it will find Lance Reddick stepping up to play Albert Wesker
Published Jun 11, 2021If you've been itching to know the cast for Netflix's live-action Resident Evil series, it's just been revealed. And coming as a bit of a surprise, The Wire/John Wick actor Lance Reddick is set to star as Albert Wesker.
Of course, this will mark the first time the villainous Wesker, who is white in the long-running video game series, will be played by a person of colour. But considering how utterly badass Reddick can be, we definitely welcome the change-up.
In addition to Reddick, other newly announced RE cast members will include Adeline Rudolph, Siena Agudong, Poala Nunez, Tamara Smart and Ella Balinska. As part of Geeked Week, where the casting announcement was made, Netflix even offered up the cast photo above.
In addition to the casting reveal, Netflix has also released the first three minutes of animated RE series Infinite Darkness. You can check that out below.
The upcoming live-action series will be made up of eight episodes and will come at the hands of Supernatural executive producer/co-showrunner Andrew Dabb. It is being produced by Constantin Films, the same company that produced all six films in the franchise.
As previously reported, the series will be told across two totally different timeline. The first will feature 14-year-old sisters Jade and Billie Wesker as they move to New Raccoon City, while the second will happen a decade into the future after the T-virus runs amok on humanity and creates all forms of horrible monstrosities.
"Resident Evil is my favourite game of all time," Dabb previously said in a statement. "I'm incredibly excited to tell a new chapter in this amazing story and bring the first ever Resident Evil series to Netflix members around the world. For every type of Resident Evil fan, including those joining us for the first time, the series will be complete with a lot of old friends, and some things (bloodthirsty, insane things) people have never seen before."
So far, Netflix has not set a premiere date for the live-action series, but Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness will be out on July 8.