While the famed horror video game franchise may be celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2021, don't think the year's just going to be one big nostalgic trip to the past. Oh no, not when Netflix has its upcoming original CG anime series, RESIDENT EVIL: Infinite Darkness set to launch in July 2021. Produced and supervised by Capcom's Hiroyuki Kobayashi, the project finds TMS Entertainment (Lupin the 3rd, Detective Conan) leading production, with Kei Miyamoto (Resident Evil: Vendetta)-led Quebico handling 3DCG animation. Fan of 2019's reimagined Resident Evil 2 will recognize the series' voices, with Leon S. Kennedy voiced by Nick Apostolides and Claire Redfield voiced by Stephanie Panisello. Now, viewers are getting a formal introduction to Leon and Claire- just before everything goes to Hell in a hurry in The White House.
Here's a look at RESIDENT EVIL: Infinite Darkness, set to hit Netflix screens this summer:
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.