Netflix recently released the storyline and some new teaser art for Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, which is coming to Netflix in time for the franchise's 25th anniversary.
Not a lot of details were given out when the teaser for the upcoming CGI animated series adaptation was previously unveiled last September, ahead of the show’s 2021 release.
Based on new details and the poster, it looks like fan favorites Leon and Claire will be battling zombies in the White House.
In the new teaser art, Leon S. Kennedy is pictured in a suit, a first for the Resident Evil series, and holding a gun. 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.
Here’s the newly revealed synopsis for the upcoming series as revealed by Capcom:
"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."
According to Netflix, Leon Kennedy will be voiced by Nick Apostolides while Stephanie Panisello will voice Claire Redfield in Infinite Darkness. The two are the same voice actors who did the voices for the same characters in 2019’s Resident Evil 2, a remake of the original survival horror video game released by Capcom in 1998.
"Even in darkness, a familiar voice can make all the difference," tweeted @NXonNetflix, the sci-fi and anime brand of Netflix, on Friday (Mar. 12).
Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness is bringing back the RE2 remake’s Nick Apostolides as Leon Kennedy and Stephanie Panisello as Claire Redfield. pic.twitter.com/qjIa13hfZc— NX (@NXOnNetflix) March 12, 2021
The series is being produced and supervised by Hiroyuki Kobayashi of Capcom, who was previously responsible for bringing many of the Resident Evil video games to life.
Netflix will be presenting a panel to introduce the latest upcoming anime, including Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, at AnimeJapan 2021. The original CGI animated series will launch exclusively on Netflix later this year.
(Images via Netflix/Capcom)