To celebrate the 25th anniversary of one of the most genre defining horror game franchises of all time Netflix revealed a few key details regarding the upcoming CG series RESIDENT EVIL: Infinite Darkness including some new stills and casting choices.
Teased back in September of 2020 the series will be produced by TMS Entertainment, the studio that brought fans several series’ such as Lupin The 3rd and Detective Conan, alongside Quebeco, headed up by Kei Miyamoto (Resident Evil: Vendetta), who will be in charge of 3DCG animation.
With these two new stills from the series we can get a look at what we might be in for regarding the series itself. For starters; the animation is gorgeous, secondly we can see Leon in a suit for the first time in the series’ 25 year history.
Leon can definitely clean up well when he isn’t being surrounded by hordes of zombies.
In the second image we can see that noneother than Claire Redfield is speaking to Leon possibly regarding whatever is inside the files he is reading.
In the new teaser art, Leon S. Kennedy is pictured in a suit, a first for the “Resident Evil” series, holding a gun with a serious expression. Meanwhile, Claire Redfield is searching for something with a flashlight in one hand. This teaser art gives a glimpse of Leon and Claire in action, while a horde of zombies are headed towards one of the major sites of the series: the White House. The new stills of Leon and Claire show their coincidental reunion at the White House.
Speaking of Leon and Claire, Netflix can now confirm that the both characters will be played by Nick Apostolides and Stephanie Panisello. This is a big deal given that both have played Leon and Claire in the past with their stellar performances in 2019’s RESIDENT EVIL 2.
And the last thing Netflix divulged was a newly revealed storyline for the series:
In 2006, there were traces of improper access to secret Presidential files found in the White House’s network. American federal agent Leon S. Kennedy is among the group invited to the White House to investigate this incident, but when the lights suddenly go out, Leon and the SWAT team are forced to take down a horde of mysterious zombies. Meanwhile, TerraSave staff member Claire Redfield encounters a mysterious image drawn by a youth in a country she visited, while providing support to refugees. Haunted by this drawing, which appears to be of a victim of viral infection, Claire starts her own investigation. The next morning, Claire visits the White House to request the construction of a welfare facility. There, she has a chance reunion with Leon and uses the opportunity to show him the boy’s drawing. Leon seems to realize some sort of connection between the zombie outbreak at the White House and the strange drawing, but he tells Claire that there is no relation and leaves. In time, these two zombie outbreaks in distant countries lead to events that shake the nation to its very core.
RESIDENT EVIL: Infinite Darkness will be released exclusively on Netflix in 2021.