Resident Evil may get its own TV series

As if you couldn’t get enough Resident Evil news this week, a tipster revealed that Resident Evil may be made into miniseries.

Inspired by the Resident Evil franchise, Arklay is a new scripted survival horror series that delves into the mysterious homicides of Raccoon City.

When Detective James Reinhardt is thrust into a series of bizarre homicides, he unravels the city is hiding a dark conspiracy.  Learning a fatal virus is connected to it all, Reinhardt discovers it’s already coursing through him.  With time no longer on his side, he must solve the conspiracy to save his own life.

Obviously after reading the pitch, you can see why this would be a better miniseries than a full-fledged crime drama.  Unless that virus has a really long gestation period (it doesn’t).  It would definitely be interesting to delve into all of those mysterious murders in the Arklay Mountains just before the onset of the first game.  But the catch 22 would be that fans of the series (or anyone who is at least has a passing familiarity with Resident Evil already know who’s behind the murders.

Take a look at the pitch reel.  It’s not actual footage from the show, but from others like it, to show the overall tone.

The series would be in production by Mance Media, who have been operating since 2012.  As for whether or not the series is actually in production, we’ll have to wait and see, as the site only states that it’s “Coming in 2015.” There’s also no word if this is an official production or a fan-web series, but the latter seems the most likely.

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