The film is based on the Tom Clancy video game.
David Leitch -- whose credits include Deadpool 2, Atomic Blonde and The Fast & Furious Presents Hobbs & Shaw -- will direct the project.
Rafe Judkins is writing the screenplay. He is also working on an adaptation of the Wheel of Time fantasy novels for Amazon.
"In the near future, a pandemic virus is spread via paper money on Black Friday, decimating the city of New York and killing millions. By Christmas, what's left of society has descended into chaos. A group of civilians, trained to operate in catastrophic times, are activated in an attempt to save who and what remains," a press release from Netflix said Tuesday.