Netflix has released brand new images and the synopsis for their upcoming horror anime series titled Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, based on Capcom’s popular video game franchise. Set to debut sometime this year, you can check out full stills in the gallery below along with the new key art poster, featuring the lead characters!
The official synopsis for the series reads as follows:
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.
In addition, the streamer has also announced the main voice cast for the series with Nick Apostolides and Stephanie Panisello officially signing on, who are both known to fans as the voice actors from 2019’s reimagined Resident Evil 2 and will return to their roles of Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield from the hit title.
Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness will be 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 series will be produced and supervised by Capcom’s Hiroyuki Kobayashi, who is responsible for bringing numerous titles in the Resident Evil series into existence. TMS Entertainment will produce the series, while Quebico, led by Kei Miyamoto, the producer of Resident Evil: Vendetta, will be 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.