I love resident evil & the movies aren’t amazing, but wow, Netflix… Wow…
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Netflix’s Geeked Week festivities on Friday revealed the cast for the streaming platform’s planned live-action Resident Evil TV series, which is inspired by the video games.
John Wick actor Lance Reddick, who was recently seen in Godzilla vs. Kong, will play Albert Wesker, a character pulled straight from the games who started off as a supporting character in the earlier installments before becoming more prominent as a main antagonist. Reddick will be the first person of color in the franchise’s 25-year history to play Albert.
Based on what we know from the games, Albert is an accomplished virologist with ties to the T-virus project – the virus that decimated humanity and turned them into hideous zombie creatures. He also became captain of the special forces division S.T.A.R.S. (Special Tactics and Rescue Service).
The Geeked Week livestream was also interrupted by a message from their “sponsors” at the Umbrella Corporation that referred to Wesker as “the engineer of a better tomorrow, of a perfect tomorrow.”