Violent, terrifying and full of twists, Resident Evil: The Series has been a huge hit on Netflix. Although this divided the opinion of the public and specific critics, the production ensured great levels of audience on stage. So will the horror series get a second year?
“Years after the viral outbreak that devastated the world, Jade Wesker struggles to survive among the infected and vows to bring down those responsible,” reads the official Resident Evil synopsis Netflix,
Ella Balinska (Charlie’s Angels) and Adeline Rudolph (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) play sisters Jade and Billy Wesker. The Resident Evil cast also includes Lance Reddick (American Horror Story) and Paola Nunez (Bad Boys for Life).
We’ve listed below everything we already know about the status, cast, plot and premiere of Resident Evil Season 2 on Netflix; check out.
Resident Evil: Season 2 of the Series will be on Netflix?
First, it’s important to remember that Netflix hasn’t renewed Resident Evil: The Series for Season 2 yet.
To decide the fate of its original productions, Netflix usually takes two aspects into account: the cost of production and the audience.
In the catalog of the platform, Resident Evil guaranteed a huge number of viewers. In addition to appearing in the top 10 international streaming, the series has been ranked in several countries including Brazil and the United States.
Additionally, in a recent interview, showrunner Andrew Dubb claimed to “build the story of Season 2”.
“I had about 15 seasons on my last show. So it should be like 20. We need to end this! Do you understand?”, commented the producer, referring to the permanent supernatural.
Who returns in Resident Evil 2?
If Netflix decides to renew Resident Evil for Season 2, a good portion of the main cast is expected to return in new episodes.
Therefore, fans can look forward to the return of Ella Balinska (Jade Wesker), Adeline Rudolph (Billy Wesker), Lance Reddick (Albert Wesker), Paola Nunez (Evelyn Marcus) and Ahad Raza Mir (Arjun).
In addition, Season 2 should feature the reinvention of some of the most iconic characters in the Resident Evil games — such as Ada Wong, Chris Redfield, Jill Valentine, and Leon Kennedy.
What is Resident Evil Season 2 about?
Resident Evil Season 1 ends with Jade discovering that his father wants to contact Ada Wong.
This opens the door to many possibilities of easter egg games. In a recent interview, Andrew Daub discussed his hopes for the new episode.
“Let’s have fun! And we’re also going to be addressing more aspects of the games with more characters”, commented the producer.
The fact that Resident Evil is set in two timelines expands Season 2’s narrative potential.
“The idea is to end the history of the present when the pandemic becomes global. The story of Season 1 takes place in about 10 days… So, it’s like the Deadwood series, isn’t it? In Deadwood, each season took a week. We are in that range. Ultimately the timelines of 2022 and 2036 will converge. From there, you’ll understand how the Jade of the future is different from the Jade of the present, and how she became that person,” Dabb explained.
Deadwood, for those who don’t know, is a western series that aired on HBO between 2004 and 2006.
Resident Evil 2 release date on Netflix
Since Netflix hasn’t renewed Resident Evil for a second season yet, it’s difficult to predict the premiere date for new episodes.
If the platform goes ahead in 2022, recording could start at the end of the year. Therefore, new chapters may debut on Netflix in the second half of 2023 or in the middle of 2024.
Meanwhile, you can watch Resident Evil Season 1 on Netflix.
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