‘Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness’: Netflix Releases Trailer For CG Anime Series Premiering July 2021
Netflix has released a “character trailer” for the upcoming CG anime series ‘Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness‘, set to premiere this July on the streaming service. The four-episode series is set two years after the event of the ‘Resident Evil 4’ video game and reunites Leon and Claire from ‘Resident Evil 2’.
In 2006, there were traces of improper access to secret Presidential files found in the White House’s computer network. American federal agent Leon S. Kennedy (voice by Nick Apostolides) 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 (voice by Stephanie Panisello) encounters a mysterious image drawn by a young boy 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 realise 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.
“Being involved in a work with such a long history and so many fans gave me more joy than it did pressure,” commented director Eiichiro Hasumi (‘Umizaru’, ‘The Sun Does Not Move’). “While this is a full CG anime, I strove to adjust the camerawork and lighting atmosphere to resemble the live-action filming I usually do, to instil this work with a sense of realism. I hope that both fans of the Resident Evil series and non-fans alike can enjoy watching the series in one go.”
This new series is produced and supervised by Capcom’s Hiroyuki Kobayashi, who is responsible for bringing numerous titles in the ‘Resident Evil’ series into existence. TMS Entertainment, which has birthed various anime series, produces the series, while Quebico, led by Kei Miyamoto, the producer of 2017’s ‘Resident Evil: Vendetta’ movie, was in charge of the 3DCG animation production.
‘Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness‘ premieres July 2021 (date TBC) on Netflix UK and worldwide.
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