Resident Evil TV series on the way

Constantin Film prepping small-screen spin-off of game-based film franchise

Resident Evil has apparently found another vector to spread its alphabetical assortment of zombie plagues. According to Variety, production company Constantin Films plans to produce a Resident Evil TV series.

The series will be a spin-off of the Resident Evil feature film franchise, which is coming to a close with its next installment, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. The TV series will premiere sometime after The Final Chapter, which was originally expected next year but recently saw shooting delayed due to star Milla Jovovich's pregnancy.

Constantin has been part of the Resident Evil film franchise since the beginning, originally buying the rights from game publisher Capcom in 1997. Resident Evil is not the only Constantin movie the company is turning into a TV series; it has also revealed plans to make small-screen shows out of The Mortal Instruments franchise and Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, both of which were originally based on novels.

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K. Al-Hurby Producer/Designer 7 years ago
Oh, please don't.

Not usually a pessimist, but given resident evil's track record in the film business. This has cringe written all over it.
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Andreia Quinta Photographer 7 years ago
Oh god, just when TV series was becoming the new entertainment medium for adults. Please, mercy on our souls!
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Greg Wilcox Creator, Destroy All Fanboys! 7 years ago
Gyaaaah. I though this would have already happened thanks to The Walking Dead being such a hit, but I guess they were figuring out something that would make RE fans NOT compare the two shows. I don;t think it will do as well at all, but it'll certainly have more action and explosions because the folks who don't like TWD always whine about the show when it takes it slow and tries to tell a decent story. Welcome to shorter attention span theater, I suppose. I'll give it a season and see if it's any good, but I don't expect much...
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Christopher Garratty Associate Counsel, Activision Blizzard7 years ago
I'll admit it, Resi films are a guilty pleasure of mine. *shrug*
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K. Al-Hurby Producer/Designer 7 years ago

They certainly have a profitable fan base for them to keep making them. At the end of the day, it pays for jobs in the film industry and the fans, albeit, not me, get a kick out of it. I best describe those type of films as chewing gum for the brain.

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Joe Winkler trained retail salesman, Expert7 years ago
Even the animated movies of the Resi Franchise where.. well.. let's say cheesy. But to be honest the original Resident Evil video game hadn't very decent dialouge neither.
But seeing a real hype in tv series lately -this isn't much of a surprise.
I hope they don't use "real" characters from the series. The first Resident Evil film was quite solid- using the same universe and different Charakters. By starting to use characters from the game series they made it worse with every movie. Even trying to put in the same Scenes as in the game (Resident Evil: Code Veronica intro Scene) didn't work.
So to sum it up: It can't get any worse, can it? -please don't let Uwe Boll direct..
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