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Capcom has announced Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, a brand-new CG series coming to Netflix in 2021. Announced during the Tokyo Game Show, the upcoming series will follow fan-favourites Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield. Both characters made their first appearance in 1998's Resident Evil 2, and most recently returned in 2019's stunning remake of the survival horror classic.
It's not yet entirely clear where Infinite Darkness takes place on the Resident Evil timeline, but we can safely assume it's after Leon and Claire make it out of Raccoon City. The official trailer, which you can watch below, promises a horror series with a sci-fi twist.
Aside from this brief trailer featuring Claire, a creepy house, and a dead body, Infinite Darkness is a pretty mysterious project. We know that it's being produced by Capcom's own Hiroyuki Kobayashi, who also worked on the Resident Evil: Degeneration, Damnation, and Vendetta CG films - all of which feature plenty of over-the-top action and intense violence. Sign me up for more of that.
Infinite Darkness is one of two Resident Evil projects currently in development at Netflix. The other is a live-action series simply called Resident Evil. Announced back in August, this upcoming series will follow Jade and Billie Wesker as they uncover long-lost secrets and try their best not to get their faces eaten off by zombies.
"Resident Evil, a new live action series based on Capcom's legendary survival horror franchise, is coming to Netflix," the streaming giant wrote at the time. "The 8 x 1 hour episode season will be helmed by Andrew Dabb (Supernatural). Bronwen Hughes (The Walking Dead, The Journey Is the Destination) will direct the first two episodes."
While we haven't yet seen anything substantial of the live-action series, Netflix did share a script for the first episode, which will be called 'Welcome To New Raccoon City'.
A full synopsis from Netflix says: "In the first timeline, 14-year-old sisters Jade and Billie Wesker are moved to New Raccoon City. A manufactured, corporate town, forced on them right as adolescence is in full swing. But the more time they spend there, the more they come to realise that the town is more than it seems and their father may be concealing dark secrets. Secrets that could destroy the world.
"Cut to the second timeline, well over a decade into the future: there are less than 15 million people left on Earth. And more than six billion monsters - people and animals infected with the T-virus. Jade, now thirty, struggles to survive in this New World, while the secrets from her past - about her sister, her father and herself - continue to haunt her."
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