For so long, we’ve known that Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness has been in development with Netflix. Ever since there was a teaser trailer that was leaked a day before its original announcement, people have, since then, been crazy about the animated series. Announced on the 27th of September, 2020, the project is being co-produced by Capcom, the geniuses behind the Resident Evil franchise.
What is Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness all about?
As for the storyline, Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness is a few years after the happenings of Resident Evil 4. In the game, Leon traveled to Spain to save the US president’s daughter after Raccoon City was hit with a disaster in 2004. The animated series is set in the year 2006.
Knowing the streaming giant, putting out a very length synopsis for any release isn’t like them. I’m guessing they really put a lot of marbles on Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness. Considering we haven’t heard updates about the animated series in a long while, the synopsis is a good thing to grasp. Read it below:
“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 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.”
Who are attached to Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness?
If there’s anything to look forward to besides the plot, it’s definitely going to have to be the voices of Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield––two of the most iconic characters in the whole franchise. Thank goodness the two icons are voiced by two of the most embraced people in the fandom: Nick Apostolides and Stephanie Panisello. In 2019, they voiced Leon and Claire for the Resident Evil 2 remake. The big news was announced on the 12th of March, 2021, through Netflix’s official Twitter account, @NXOnNetflix.
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 man you’ll be tanking is Capcom’s Hiroyuki Kobayashi––the Resident Evil legend. As it stands, Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness is being produced and supervised by the 48-year-old. Kobayashi is responsible for giving the franchise the life it lives today. From classics such as the original and the remake of the game, Resident Evil 2, and Resident Evil 4, to animated films in Degeneration, Damnation, and Vendetta. Thank you, Kobayashi.
The production house, on the other hand, will be TMS Entertainment––the same company responsible for Sonic X, Detective Conan, Spider-Man, and more. Kei Miyamoto’s Quebico will be handling the 3DCG animation of the series after working as the producer of Resident Evil: Vendetta.
When will Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness be released on Netflix?
Well, I guess you can take refuge in knowing that Netflix has announced that Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness will be premiering this year. The only thing is, the streaming giant hasn’t said anything about a specific date. However, you can just enjoy the trailer until it releases––if that’s your thing.