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Resident Evil Live-Action Netflix Show Cast Revealed, Lance Reddick Is Albert Wesker

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Netflix has revealed the cast of its live-action Resident Evil series amid its Geeked Week celebration, with the most notable addition being Lance Reddick (John Wick, Bosch) playing the show’s version of Albert Wesker. Meanwhile, the rest of the Resident Evil cast has been announced in unnamed roles: Ella Balinska (Charlie’s Angels, Forspoken), Tamara Smart (Artemis Fowl, The Worst Witch), Siena Agudong (Upside-Down Magic, Hawaii Five-0), Adeline Rudolph (Riverdale, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), and Paola Nuñez (Bad Boys for Life, The Purge).

Netflix says its live-action Resident Evil show will tell a brand new story in the iconic video game franchise’s universe, with Lance Reddick leading the cast. Its logline reads, “Nearly three decades after the discovery of the T-virus, an outbreak reveals the Umbrella Corporation’s dark secrets.”

Reddick has experience in the video game realm. The actor has had roles in titles such as Horizon Zero Dawn, Quantum Break, and Destiny 2.

The Resident Evil franchise is celebrating one of its most eventful years yet, as publisher Capcom has released and revealed a number of related projects this year. Other than Netflix’s live-action show, the streaming giant has the Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness animated series set to premiere in July. Then there’s Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, a live-action movie, coming later this year as well. Resident Evil Village launched as the franchise’s eighth mainline entry last month, and Capcom has also revealed plans to launch a VR version of Resident Evil 4.

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