The TV adaptation of the action-horror video game, which has been in the works since January 2019, is officially a go at Netflix with Supernatural co-showrunner Andrew Dabb serving as writing and showrunner. In making the announcement, Netflix tweeted out the cover of the first script. "Resident Evil is my favorite game of all time," said Dabb. "I'm incredibly excited to tell a new chapter in this amazing story and bring the first-ever Resident Evil series to Netflix members around the world. For every type of Resident Evil fan, including those joining us for the first time, the series will be complete with a lot of old friends, and some things (bloodthirsty, insane things) people have never seen before." According to The Hollywood Reporter, "the Netflix series will tell its new story across two timelines. In the first, 14-year-old sisters Jade and Billie Wesker are moved to New Raccoon City. A manufactured, corporate town, forced on them right as adolescence is in full swing. But the more time they spend there, the more they come to realize that the town is more than it seems and their father may be concealing dark secrets. Secrets that could destroy the world. The second, more than a decade into the future sees less than 15 million people left on Earth. And more than 6 billion monsters — people and animals infected with the T-virus. Jade, now 30, struggles to survive in this new world, while the secrets from her past — about her sister, her father and herself — continue to haunt her." Resident Evil has become one of the biggest video game franchises, selling more than 100 million games worldwide since its debut in 1996.