This is not the first time showrunner Andrew Dabb teases what may come next for the show if they get another season.
Showrunner Andrew Dabb has big ambitions. Just a few days after Resident Evil was released on Netflix, Dabb talked about his intentions of bringing Ada Wong into the fold in the next season. While it hasn’t been greenlit for further production, it is not stopping Dabb from making some big statements about what could come next.
Speaking to ComicBook.com, he mentioned that he would like Lady Dimitrescu from the Resident Evil Village game to make an appearance in the show. While the story is original and doesn’t seem to have the bandwidth to include Lady D in the show, the show is finally a derivative of the game, it will go back to the lore to pick out exciting elements. Considering how characters like Ada Wong and Jill Valentine are canon in the show, it gives Dabb a lot of room for interpretation when it comes to the storyline.
The showrunner of Netflix's Resident Evil wants to introduce Lady Dimitrescu to the series. https://t.co/PAgI5zFOTN— IGN (@IGN) July 19, 2022
“Over the course of the series, I want to bring everything in,” Dabb recently told Polygon as part of a larger interview. “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.” The showrunner is taking the opportunity to let the fans know that the game canon will show up sooner or later in the show. Since the language and vocabulary of the platforms are different, they may be executed differently in the show.
The first season of Netflix's Resident Evil TV series dropped last Thursday. Showrunner Andrew Dabb expressed interest in bringing familiar characters from the games into future seasons, which includes towering, vampiric fan-favorite, Lady Dimitrescu.https://t.co/8qEwV15CDs— CNET (@CNET) July 20, 2022
He also mentions that “the village is there” in canon (from the game) and elaborates, “We might not get there till Season 5, but it is in our world, we can play with those, you know, as we're now moving ahead,” Dabb said at the time. “The village is a resource we draw on. You know what I mean? Everything in the games, and the movies are a different story. But everything in the games is the backstory for the show. So, but again, we're doling it out in pieces. We're not being like, episode three, like meet the Redfields, episode four, here's Leon. And I'm sure there's a certain part of the fan base that I'm sure would be like, please do that version. But for us, it was more important, like, let's take you on this journey. And then as the journey goes on and on, we will touch on different quarters and aspects of the mythology.”
Resident Evil Season 1 is available to watch on Netflix.