Netflix Unveils ‘Resident Evil’ Series Cast, Lance Reddick to Star as Albert Wesker (PHOTO)
Netflix’s highly-anticipated live-action Resident Evil series is taking shape as the streamer unveiled casting for the title.
The announcement was made during Day 5 of Netflix’s first-ever Geeked Week. The virtual fan-facing event has been dropping first look and celebrating all things genre entertainment from the platform since June 7.
Bosch‘s Lance Reddick has been cast in the leading role of Albert Wesker in the live-action, scripted series that will tell a brand new story building on Capcom’s legendary video game franchise. The show’s logline teases, “nearly three decades after the discovery of the T-virus, an outbreak reveals the Umbrella Corporation’s dark secrets.”
Joining Reddick in the show are performers Ella Balinska (Charlie’s Angels), Tamara Smart (The Worst Witch), Siena Agudong (No Good Nick), Adeline Rudolph (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), and Paola Nuñez (La Reina del Sur). Supernatural‘s Andrew Dabb serves as showrunner and executive producer on the series.
Been dying to announce this. Get ready to enter New Raccoon City with the cast of RESIDENT EVIL: LANCE REDDICK / ELLA BALINSKA / TAMARA SMART / SIENA AGUDONG / ADELINE RUDOLPH / PAOLA NUNEZ. #GeekedWeek pic.twitter.com/ULKEFuYdAr
— Netflix Geeked (@NetflixGeeked) June 11, 2021
Joining Dabb as executive producers are writer Mary Leah Sutton, Robert Kulzer, and Oliver Berben. The series will be produced by Constantin Film CEO Martin Moskowicz. Netflix has ordered eight hour-long installments of the Resident Evil series. Stay tuned for additional details and see the full cast image, above.