While director Paul W.S. Anderson works on the sixth film in his Resident Evil film franchise, it now appears that a TV series will be in development once Anderson’s film has been released.
Details are incredibly vague, and there is nothing to say if Milla Jovovich would star in the series as Alice, but with TV becoming such a huge part of the entertainment industry now, it makes sense that our favourite films series’ would eventually get the TV treatment. This news comes on the back of Underworld also getting a TV series.
Variety reported the Resident Evil news, stating that:
Leading German production house Constantin Film is stepping up its TV series business with TV series spin-offs of the “Mortal Instruments” and “Resident Evil” movies.
Constantin exec board chairman Martin Moszkowicz confirmed the news at a launch for another Constantin high-end TV series, “Shades of Guilt,” at Mipcom TV market in Cannes Sunday.
Constantin has been involved in TV production for many years, and half of its activities is in TV, Moszkowicz said, but the company’s strategic goal was to shift more toward television. “We are increasing our TV activities substantially both in Germany and internationally,” he said. Fiction series would be the focus of the growth, he added.
He said that around two years ago the company had started to develop various international TV drama series, some of them English-language. “We are moving rapidly,” Moszkowicz said.
“Constantin has a lot of feature film brands and we are moving them into television. For instance, we own the rights to the book series ‘The Mortal Instruments,’ and we just hired a showrunner in Los Angeles, and our offices in Los Angeles and Canada are starting production next year on at least two or three international shows,” Moszkowicz said.
Other film brands to be adapted into TV series would include “Resident Evil,” which would become a TV series after the next feature film, and “Perfume.”