Ahad Raza Mir to star in Netflix series ‘Resident Evil’

Mar 18, 2022: Popular Pakistani-Canadian actor Ahad Raza Mir has been cast in the Netflix original series “Resident Evil” Variety has confirmed.

Netflix has not yet revealed details of the character Mir will be playing in the series.

According to Variety, the 28-year-old actor will be joining the action-packed project revolving around a fresh plot related to Capcom’s popular video game.

“Resident Evil” is a live action, scripted series that will tell a new story building on Capcom’s hit video game franchise. Lance Reddick is set to star as Albert Wesker and the cast also includes Ella Balinska, Tamara Smart, Siena Agudong, Adeline Rudolph, and Paola Nuñez.

According to a report by Variety, “Year 2036 – 14 years after a deadly virus caused a global apocalypse, Jade Wesker fights for survival in a world overrun by the blood-thirsty infected and insane creatures,” states the series logline from Netflix.

“In this absolute carnage, Jade is haunted by her past in New Raccoon City, by her father’s chilling connections to the Umbrella Corporation but mostly by what happened to her sister, Billie.”

The Resident Evil franchise also consists of a number of action-horror movies starring Ukraine-born actor Milla Jovovich (Alice) and Michelle Rodriguez (Claire Redfield), leaders of a commando team who must break into a a vast underground genetics laboratory where a deadly virus has been unleashed, turning people into the “undead” — humans who have died and been brought back to life by the virus.

For the upcoming season of ‘Resident Evil’, Andrew Dabb serves as writer, executive producer, and showrunner, with Mary Leah Sutton also writing and executive producing. Robert Kulzer and Oliver Berben of Constantin Film will also executive produce, with Constantin Film CEO Martin Moszkowicz producing.

Mir is currently filming a comedy series for Hum TV titled “Hum Tum.” He is also co-producing a a Greece-set thriller film alongside Hamid Hussain, which will feature a mainstream Pakistani female star in the lead role.

In Canada, Mir has built a reputation as a theater actor. After playing Tybalt in “Romeo and Juliet” (2014) and Lennox in “Macbeth” (2015), he played the title role in “Hamlet: A Ghost Story” (2019), all for The Shakespeare Company. His interpretation of Hamlet won him Canada’s Betty Mitchell Award for outstanding performance by an actor.

In Pakistan meanwhile, he first garnered recognition via “Sammi” (2017) and has since earned considerable acclaim for his performances in “Yakeen ka Safar (2017)” “Parwaaz Hay Junoon” (2018), “Aangan” (2018), “Ehd-e-Wafa” (2019) and “Yeh Dil Mera” (2019), and “Dhoop ki Deewar” where Mir starred alongside Sajal Aly.

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