Netflix’s Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness Series Is Officially Part Of The Games’ Canon

As it turns out, Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness will have a much closer connection to the iconic video game franchise by Capcom than just adopting the likenesses of protagonists Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield alone.

Netflix has confirmed that the original animated series is officially “set in the canon” of the survival horror franchise in a new Twitter update. In the same update, we’re entreated to new images of Leon and Claire, this time in greater detail and better lighting.

At which point Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness takes place in the game series’ timeline remains to be seen, but Eurogamer points out that Leon more closely resembles how he looks in Resident Evil 6.

Not counting his and Claire’s appearances in the Resident Evil 2 remake last year, he hasn’t appeared since RE6, so it might be safe to assume that the series might take place before, during, or even after that.

In any case, 2021 is shaping up to be a massive one for Resident Evil fans. Aside from Infinite Darkness, a new mainline game in the series in Resident Evil Village will be launching for the PS5 and Xbox Series X, while a live-action movie reboot and yet another Netflix TV adaptation featuring two Wesker kids are also in the works.

Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness will premiere on Netflix sometime in 2021.