More evidence of a Netflix Resident Evil TV show has emerged

More evidence of a Netflix Resident Evil TV show has emerged

We now have more evidence that a TV based on Capcom's Resident Evil TV show could be coming to Netflix.

The streaming service posted a – now-removed – description for the television series on its media centre which makes references to the Umbrella Corporation, a creepy asylum location and the T-Virus, which ticks pretty much all the boxes of what we might expect from anything Resident Evil.

"The town of Clearfield, MD has long stood in the shadow of three seemingly unrelated behemoths – the Umbrella Corporation, the decommissioned Greenwood Asylum, and Washington, D.C," Netflix's description read. "Today, twenty-six years after the discovery of the T-Virus, secrets held by the three will start to be revealed at the first signs of outbreak."

The TV show would be launching amid a wave of renewed love for Capcom's classic survival horror franchise. 2017's Resident Evil 7 did much to bring fans back to the series, while last year's remake of Resident Evil 2 (pictured) was met with a positive critical and commercial reception. The title was 2019's highest-reviewed game of the year.

There's also a remake of Resident Evil 3 set to release in April of this year, too.

Capcom is one of the few companies that has seen a level of success in bringing its IP to other mediums. The firm has long-licensed the Resident Evil IP out to cinema with the Paul W.S Anderson-directed series of films. That creative is currently working on a live-action adaption of the company's Monster Hunter IP. Oh, and the producer of Netflix's anime Castlevania show is apparently working on an animated version of Capcom's Devil May Cry franchise.

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