Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness Gets Trailer, Detailed Character Bios


Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness Trailer Teases Netflix’s New Horror Anime

Netflix has finally released the full Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness trailer for their upcoming anime series adaptation of Capcom’s long-running horror video game franchise. The video provides us a closer look at the animated versions of popular characters Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield as they investigate a conspiracy surrounding another possible zombie outbreak. The new anime will be available for streaming on Thursday, July 8.

In addition, the streamer has also announced new details about the rest of the voice cast who are joining previously announced voice leads Nick Apostolides and Stephanie Panisello, who are reprising the roles of Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield from 2019’s reimagined Resident Evil 2. Ray Chase, Jona Xiao, Billy Kametz, Joe J. Thomas, Doug Stone, and Brad Venable have been tapped for the respective roles of Jason, Shen May, Patrick, Graham, Wilson, and Ryan.

Check out the Infinite Darkness trailer below along with the new key art in the gallery!

Their official character descriptions are as follows:

  • Apostolides’ Leon S. Kennedy – is a former officer of the Raccoon Police Department who became embroiled in a zombie outbreak during his first day on the job and worked bravely to save the survivors. Following this, he was scouted by government intelligence officers and carried out top-secret missions as an agent under the direct command of the U.S. president. Leon possesses excellent survival skills, as well as top-notch physical and decision-making abilities. He succeeds in his mission to save Ashley, the president’s kidnapped daughter, and gains the ultimate trust of the president.
  • Panisello’s Claire Redfield – is an employee of the nongovernmental organization Terra Save, which rescues victims of bio-terrorism and chemical attacks. When she encountered the zombie outbreak in Raccoon City, she was a motorcycle-loving university student. Since she learned self-defense from her older brother Chris, who was a member of special forces, she does have assorted combat skills despite being a civilian. Leon and she are like old war buddies who both escaped Raccoon City together.
  • Chase’s Jason – is the former captain of the U.S. Army special forces team Mad Dogs and is currently a federal agent. Six years ago (2000), he saved his unit that had become isolated in civil war-ravaged Penamstan. He is now called the “Hero of Penamstan.” He has a cool-headed attitude and is able to manage many different situations.
  • Xiao’s Shen May – is a federal agent who is skilled in computer science. She travels to Shanghai with Leon and Jason to find the cause of the White House hacking incident.
  • Kametz’s Patrick – is a rookie U.S. agent who has little intelligence experience. He thinks that Leon is just a lucky guy. He looks up to Jason as a hero.
  • Thomas’ Graham – President of the United States. He trusts Leon, who once went to Europe and saved his daughter Ashley, who had been kidnapped by a cult called Los Iluminados.
  • Stone’s Wilson – Hard-line politician who managed to climb up from being a former soldier to Secretary of Defense. He is ambitious and will do anything it takes to achieve his goals.
  • Venable’s Ryan – President Graham’s close adviser. His opinions often clash with hard-line Secretary of Defense Wilson.

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Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness is a horror-action series based around the stories of the two popular franchise characters, Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield. By adding suspense into dynamic action scenes, Netflix says the series will reveal a Resident Evil world unlike anything seen before. The streamer has also released a new synopsis for the series, providing viewers a much detailed look into the premise.

“Six years ago (2000), the helicopter belonging to the U.S. special forces who were intervening in the Penamstan civil war fell from the sky. The U.S. Army Mad Dogs, who were in the same battleground, refused orders from the command center to stand their ground and instead went to save survivors of the crash. However, the special forces were already annihilated. The Mad Dogs, led by their captain Jason, were also forced to escape in order to survive.

However, in that place, Jason and his unit saw the supposedly dead special forces moving in strange ways…

In the present (2006), a hacking incident occurs on a top secret White House file. Four agents, including Leon S. Kennedy and Jason, the “Hero of Penamstan,” are invited to the White House to investigate this incident. However, when the lights suddenly go out, they are forced to take down a horde of mysterious zombies alongside the SWAT team. Afterward, the top secret file is found to be related to a biology laboratory in Shanghai, which Leon and the other three agents decide to investigate for clues. As they head to Shanghai in a cutting-edge submarine, a swarm of rat-like Bio Organic Weapons (B.O.W.) suddenly attacks, pushing them into a life-or-death situation.

Meanwhile, while staying in Penamstan to provide support for refugees, Terra Save staff member Claire Redfield encounters a strange image drawn by a nonverbal boy. Haunted by this drawing, which appears to depict a victim of viral infection, Claire starts her own investigation. She eventually finds a terrifying experiment that was conducted during the Penamstan civil war. Leon and Claire draw closer to an unimaginable truth that all began in Penamstan. They also discover that a terror that can shatter peace is slowly approaching…”

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Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness is produced and supervised by Capcom’s Hiroyuki Kobayashi, who is responsible for bringing numerous titles in the Resident Evil series into existence. Producers are TMS Entertainment with Kei Miyamoto’s Quebico, the producer of Resident Evil: Vendetta, is in charge of the full 3DCG animation production.

Since the first game was released in 1996 on Sony PlayStation, the Resident Evil series is nearing its 25th anniversary. The massive franchise is known as the gold standard of survival horror games with over 100 million units from the game series shipped worldwide.