Resident Evil series has been announced on September 27, 2020, and since then the fans of the franchise have been waiting eagerly to hear about the upcoming animated series. Actually, the developers have released the Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness trailer earlier than its official announcement by a mistake, as Netflix has also confirmed when it will reach the platform.
Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness was being co-produced by Capcom, the developer of the Resident Evil franchise as an animated adaptation. Capcom is also known for adapting some video-game classics in the Resident Evil series such as Resident Evil, Resident Evil 2, and Resident Evil 4 along with producing all three Resident Evil animated films: Degeneration, Damnation, and Vendetta.
What is the synopsis of Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness?
As another surprise after the trailer’s dropping accidentally, Netflix has made a move by revealing an extensive synopsis for Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness. Here is the official synopsis of Netflix for the anticipated 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 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 to a 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.”
Which games does Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness includes?
The upcoming animated series of the franchise is going to be set a few years after Resident Evil 4, which follows Leon as he travels to Spain on a very special mission to save the US president’s daughter after the Raccoon City disaster back in 2004. But Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness will be starting from 2006, which is two years after that event. And considering Claire Redfield present in the games, the story might be taking its place between Resident Evil: Code Veronica which was set in 1998, and Resident Evil: Revelations 2 which was set in 2011.
On the other side, Infinite Darkness is not the only story that Claire and Leon unite after the disaster as well. We know that they are also reunited by another disaster in Resident Evil: Degeneration, which took place in 2008. Considering Degenerations is one of the canons of the games’ timelines, we will probably see some references to the events of it as well. And now, the associations of the TerraSave organization will be facing a new threat.
Who does the voice cast?
It has been confirmed on March 12, 2021, that Nick Apostolides and Stephanie Panisello voice the main protagonists of the franchise, Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield. These two people are best known for voicing the same characters in Resident Evil 2, which makes that news very nice to hear. Fans really loved them back in 2019 when the remake was released.
When will Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness land on Netflix?
We know that Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness is coming in 2021 since Netflix has confirmed its arrival. But on the other side, the streaming platform has only made an announcement along with releasing a teaser trailer and given no more details about it. But it is strongly expected to land on Netflix in the spring season, though.
Here is the trailer of the anticipated series, Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness down below. Stay tuned for more details as we share as soon as we got them. In the meantime, you might also want to take a look at Netflix’s other new game adaptation into an anime series, Dota 2: Dragon’s Blood which is about to land on the streaming platform soon.
Ultimately, please let us know what you think and feel about this upcoming animated series of the beloved franchise as well!