Friday, March 1, 2024

Netflix’s Resident Evil showrunner wants to add Lady Dimitrescu to the show

In an interview with Polygon published on Monday, the showrunner of the new Netflix live-action Resident Evil series Andrew Dabb said that amongst other characters, he’d like to bring Resident Evil: Village fan-favorite Lady Dimitrescu into the flesh by adding her to the show.

“Over the course of the series, I want to bring everything in,” Dabb told Polygon. “Left to my own devices, I want Lady D, I want the plant monster, I want it all. I want everything, but judiciously [and] responsibly over time.”

Dabb’s mentality towards the future of the show is all about gradually adding characters from the games into the show as its storyline progresses. The first season of Netflix’s Resident Evil just wrapped up, leaving the main characters, teen versions of Jade and Billie Wesker (Tamara Smart and Siena Agudong), fleeing from New Raccoon City with their father Albert Wesker (Lance Reddick) on a mission to find Ada Wong of Resident Evil 2 fame. This is where the show has started to sow seeds of tying into the games, as the rest of the season leading up to this point was set in a near-future apocalypse that didn’t seem to have much to do with the game franchise.

“The question becomes, how do people change?” Dabb told Polygon. “So there are characters we haven’t seen in quite a while: Jill Valentine and Claire Redfield being examples of that. How do they react in the present day to all this stuff happening?”

“An equally interesting question, if not more interesting, is what happens 14 years, 15 years, 16 years in the future where the thing they were trying to prevent has happened? These characters have spent their lives fighting these outbreaks. What happens when you lose? What does it look like?”

Though Netflix hasn’t yet announced a renewal for Resident Evil, Dabb clearly has plans for what’s to come. Only time will tell if he’ll be able to carry out those plans.

Ty Galiz-Rowe

Ty is Gayming Magazine's deputy editor and esports expert.