Lance Reddick Shares His Excitement for New Resident Evil Live-Action TV Show



Lance Reddick is our new Albert Wesker, and the actor couldn’t be more excited to take on the iconic Resident Evil role. Netflix unveiled a slew of big announcements as a part of the streamer’s Geeked Week event. This included a major update on Netflix’s live-action Resident Evil series, with all of the leading cast members being revealed. An image of the cast all together was also released by the streamer.

Straight from Netflix, the Resident Evil series will star Reddick as Albert Wesker, perhaps the most well-known of all of the series’ villains. The character has been a very important part of the series since the original video game, and in subsequent installments, he grew to become more and more powerful after intentionally injecting himself with Umbrella-created viruses. His feud with Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield inspired years’ worth of storylines in the video games as well as Paul W. S. Anderson’s live-action movies.

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Knowing he’s stepping into such a big role, Lance Reddick couldn’t help but express his excitement online. Posting an image of himself alongside his fellow cast members, the actor said on Twitter: “I’m so excited to finally announce this. Get ready to enter New Raccoon City with the cast of the new live-action Resident Evil series: I’ll be playing Albert Wesker!”

I’m so excited to finally announce this. Get ready to enter New Raccoon City with the cast of the new live-action Resident Evil series: I’ll be playing Albert Wesker! ELLA BALINSKA / TAMARA SMART / SIENA AGUDONG / ADELINE RUDOLPH / PAOLA NUNEZ. #GeekedWeekpic.twitter.com/vC55bSmq5K

— Lance Reddick (@lancereddick) June 11, 2021

The other names listed for the Resident Evil cast are Ella Balinska, Tamara Smart, Siena Agudong, Adeline Rudolph, and Paola Nunez. Details on their characters haven’t been revealed. The plot takes place over two separate timelines, with the first following 14-year-old sisters Jade and Billie Wesker moving to New Raccoon City, where they come to realize that their father may be concealing dark secrets that could destroy the world. Another timeline set over a decade in the future follows an older Jade navigating through life in a post-apocalyptic world.

The eight-episode, hourlong series was written by showrunner Andrew Dabb. Mary Leah Sutton also serves as a writer and executive producer. Bronwen Hughes executive produces and serves as director of the first two episodes. The new Resident Evil series comes from Constantin Film, the company behind the successful movie series. Robert Kulzer and Oliver Berben of Constantin Film will also executive produce with Constantin Film CEO, Martin Moszkowicz producing.

Netflix has other Resident Evil content in the works. There’s also a CG anime series, Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, that’s headed to the streamer. It will follow Resident Evil 2 protagonists, Claire Redfield and Leon S. Kennedy. A part of the video game universe, the series is set between the events of Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5. It will be released on Netflix sometime this year.

A new Resident Evil live-action movie, separate from the Netflix series with Reddick, is also in development. Called Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, the movie is written and directed by Johannes Roberts and is intended to be a more faithful recreation of the original two video games. Its cast includes, Hannah John-Kamen as Jill, Kaya Scodelario as Claire, Robbie Amell as Chris Redfield, and Avan Jogia as Leon S. Kennedy. Tom Hopper plays Wesker in this incarnation, as it has no connection to the Netflix series. This news came to us from Lance Reddick.

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