8 TV shows to watch this July

8.  Resident Evil

For more than 25 years, Resident Evil titles have been some of the gaming world’s most popular. The survival horror franchise has spawned an empire of spin-offs including novels, six films, comics, and now, finally, after years of development, a live-action TV series. The show is set across two timelines: in the present-day, teenage siblings Jade (Ella Balinska) and Billie Wesker (Siena Agudong) move with their father Albert (John Wick’s Lance Reddick) to New Racoon City, the home of the sinister Umbrella Corporation. Cut to 2036, and Earth is a very different place: there are now six billion zombies – people who have been infected with the so-called T-virus – and only 15 million humans left, as Jade fights for survival. Showrunner Andrew Dabb (Supernatural) told Gizmodo that the show is true to the games’ roots, saying: “It’s got the blood and the guts and the gore and the monsters and the secrets and the betrayals and all that stuff. And I hope people really respond to that.” Watch the trailer for Resident Evil here.

Resident Evil is released on 14 July on Netflix

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