Netflix publishes then pulls Resident Evil show plot description

Set 26 years after the discovery of the T-Virus.

Netflix published a plot description of its unannounced Resident Evil show - before quickly pulling the information.

The Twitter account for the Resident Evil Wiki revealed the description of the Netflix adaptation of Resident Evil, which was published to Netflix's Media Center. It's gone now, but with the power of the Wayback Machine, we can travel into the past to reveal that which we should not yet know.

Here's the description:

"The town of Clearfield, MD has long stood in the shadow of three seemingly unrelated behemoths - the Umbrella Corporation, the decommissioned Greenwood Asylum, and Washington, D.C. Today, 26 years after the discovery of the T-Virus, secrets held by the three will start to be revealed at the first signs of outbreak."

So, what does this tell us? Not much! Clearfield, MD doesn't appear in the Resident Evil universe, from what I can tell, and I'm not familiar with Greenwood Asylum in the context of the horror franchise. Of course, the evil Umbrella Corporation will be familiar to Resident Evil fans, but I'm thinking we're going to see unfamiliar locations from this Netflix show.

In January 2019, Deadline reported "the plan is for the series to expand the Resident Evil universe and deepen the existing mythology". Apparently the show will keep the basic premise of Resident Evil, and "explore the dark inner workings of the Umbrella Corporation and the new world order caused by the outbreak of the T-virus".

Things are certainly hotting up in the world of Resident Evil. The Resident Evil 3 remake is out soon, and it looks like Capcom is sticking with a first-person view for Resident Evil 8, after the successful Resident Evil 7.

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