Netflix is bringing Resident Evil fans a brand new anime series to celebrate the franchise’s 25th anniversary.
What was originally meant to be a movie, the Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness is now getting the anime series treatment. The best part is, it will bring back voice actors from the Resident Evil 2 remake.
Nick Apostolides and Stephanie Panisello will be returning to voice Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield respectively.
Teaser art for the anime gives a glimpse of Leon and Claire in action while a horde of zombies head towards the White House (sounds familiar?). The events of the series take place a few years after Resident Evil 4.
The synopsis reads:
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 reunite 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.
Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness is being animated by 3D animation studio Quebico and is executive produced by Hiroyuki Kobayashi (Devil May Cry, Dino Crisis). In other Resident Evil related news, the franchise is releasing its 8th video game, Resident Evil Village on 7 May 2021.