Netflix’s upcoming animated series Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness has had some new details revealed directly from Netflix. The NX on Netflix Twitter account posted two back-to-back tweets showing off new key art for the series, as well as a major cast announcement.
The announcement was that Nick Apostolides, who played Leon Kennedy in Resident Evil 2 Remake, and Stephanie Panisello, who played Claire Redfield, will be reprising their roles in the show. That’s good news for Resident Evil fans, as the voice acting in Resident Evil 2 Remake was pretty solid. The show takes place eight years after Resident Evil 2, putting the characters closer in age to Resident Evil 4 and Revelations.
The key art shows off the updated designs of both Leon and Claire, as well as a shot of zombies approaching the White House, foreshadowing the plot of the show. Aside from the tweets, Netflix also issued a statement detailing the plotline that the show will follow.
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.
There is currently no release date for Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness outside of the 2021 window. Resident Evil fans won’t have to wait too long, though, as the live-action movie will release on September 3rd. Resident Evil: Village is also slated for release this year, on May 7th.