Netflix’s Resident Evil TV Show is Indefinitely Shut Down!
If you were looking forward to Netflix’s reboot of the Resident Evil series, I have some bad news for you, it’s as DEAD as the zombies that feature the franchise. Constantine Film were planning on shooting the show this summer, but they have become the latest casualty to COVID-19, as film and TV studios continue to be hit hard by the production shutdown.
With no crews, actors and sets available, projects continue to crumble, and with schedules to keep, projects are instead being abandoned rather than delayed. Reports say that nearly all of Constantine Film’s projects have now been shut down around the world, which means that the planned Resident Evil series is indefinitely shut down! Until the world knows how long this virus quarantine will last, companies will not be willing to pile more money in “maybe” deadlines.
Head of Constantine Film, Martin Moszkowicz, said this…
“Our offices are pretty much closed with very, very few people working who are not necessary, so, accounting, basically… We had to shut down over 30 shows all together, mainly stuff done in Germany, and in Czech Republic and Romania.”
Pre-production on Resident Evil was was set to begin in April, and was to shoot right through to October, delivering an eight episodes series in 2021, but with no filming, the project is currently stuck in limbo. There is a good chance that the project might ramp back up again once everything is back to normal, with the series hitting Netflix in 2022/3, but as of right now, there is no show! Constantine Film’s were also eyeing a movie adaption too.
The Resident Evil game series continues to be hugely popular, with remakes of Resident Evil 2 and 3 recently being released. The film series grossed $1.2 billion at the global box office, with Milla Jovovich taking the leading role, though it did not follow the games story at all. It’s easy to see why the franchise is hot property, but when we’ll see the next screen adaption is anyone’s guess at this point.
That’s it for now. Stay in…stay safe and love horror.