The Resident Evil franchise is set to change gears from the big screen to the small screen.

According to Deadline, Netflix is developing a series based on the Resident Evil films. Sources tell the outlet that the hunt for a showrunner is on. The person hired will then play a key role in moving the adaptation forward.

Details about the project are slim, but per Deadline, the Umbrella Corporation will play a role. We’ll again see the effects of a T-virus outbreak and plenty of action. The adaptation comes from Constantin Film, which is also the studio that produced and distributed the six-part film series.

Last month, the company hired Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down) to write and direct a potential big screen reboot with a new cast. At this time it is unknown if the Netflix series will be apart of the same universe as the reboot, or if the reboot is being on a temporary hold.

Based on the long running popular Capcom video game franchise. The original six Resident Evil movies led by Milla Jovovich, were all mixed critically but have combined to gross over $1.1 billion at the worldwide box office.

Source: Deadline

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