Anyone who has ever watched supernatural knows that Sam and Dean Winchester’s unbreakable bond was at the heart of this series. The brothers didn’t always get along, but they still fought tooth and nail for each other, regardless of the consequences.
Netflix residents diabolical The series, out this Thursday, also follows a complicated sibling dynamic with Jade and Billie Wesker, the twin daughters of mad scientist Albert Wesker (played by Bosch‘s Lance Reddick), at the forefront of the story. Showrunner Andrew Dabb (who previously served as showrunner for supernatural) admits that the twins’ relationship is shared some Similarities to the Winchesters — “They’re both going through these very traumatic events together” — but notes that their dynamics are also very different.
“If you have an older/younger sibling, one of them is sort of a surrogate parent. You’re equal with twins,” Dabb told TVLine. “The power struggle is even more dynamic because one day it’s one twin and one day it’s the other twin, but age doesn’t matter.”
Dabb adds: “It was very important to me when we first started talking about it resident Evilto dig for something resident Evil it’s really just about that. When you dig through the monsters and the zombies and the crazy stuff, it’s about family. Whether you’re talking about the very eccentric family of the Redfields, or Albert Wesker, or the Birkins, there’s a really strong family foundation resident Evil. Obviously I was a fan of the games and movies, but when I sat down and really thought about it, I was like, ‘Oh, I get how you make these characters feel real instead of making them feel like characters in an apocalypse to let .'”
The series is set in two different timelines: 2022, in which Albert and his daughters have just moved to New Raccoon City while he is developing a pharmaceutical drug called Joy, and 2036, which is 14 years after that drug was ravaged with the T-Virus planet and turned most of its residents into zombies. In eight-hour episodes, the show mostly sticks to its own self-contained story, but still recognizes the previously released video games (including the 2021s Resident Evil Village) as canon.
“All the games released today [from] the first game village, is the backstory of our show,” explains Dabb. “So Raccoon City was bombed with nuclear weapons. In Eastern Europe there was a giant vampire lady [aka Lady Dimitrescu]. That’s all in our world.”
But since the games are going in one direction, the show will take a different path, “because hopefully we’re producing a show every 18 months or so and the games are taking a little longer to get into production… We made the choice [in Season 1] just touching the tip of the iceberg when it comes to gameplay. If we’re lucky enough to go into Season 2 and beyond, you’ll see how many more gameplay elements are coming to the show.”
When it comes to resident Evil‘s longevity, Dabb has big goals. “My last show was 15 seasons, so I think this one should be at least 16,” he jokes.
But seriously, the showrunner laid out a beginning, middle, and end to the story. “Whether that’s two seasons or three seasons or four seasons or five seasons, we let the audience dictate it,” he shares. “I would say the deeper we get into it, the more story we find as we bring in more elements from the games and expand on these worlds and these characters.”
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