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Netflix’s Resident Evil anime series takes Leon and Claire to the White House

Resident Evil 2 Remake’s voice actors will be reprising their roles

Leon S. Kennedy from Netflix’s series Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness Image: TMS Entertainment/Netflix
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Zombies are headed to the White House in Netflix’s Resident Evil anime series, Infinite Darkness. Netflix revealed the upcoming series’ plot on Thursday, releasing new teaser images and announcing the voice cast.

Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness is set a few years after the events of Resident Evil 4 and will star Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield. Netflix said that the series will bring back voice actors Nick Apostolides as Leon and Stephanie Panisello as Claire, the same roles they played in 2019’s Resident Evil 2 Remake.

Promotional image for Netflix’s Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness Image: TMS Entertainment/Netflix

Rather than revisiting a story from another game or movie in the series, Infinite Darkness will tell its own original story with the two fan-favorite characters. To give fans a preview of what’s in-store, Netflix released a full plot description:

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.

Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness will debut sometime in 2021. But Infinite Darkness isn’t the only Resident Evil series that’s on the way from Netflix. The streaming service previously announced a live-action series set in the Resident Evil universe that follows members of the Wesker family in two separate timelines.

In fact, 2021 is gearing up to be a huge year for Resident Evil all around. Capcom and Constantin Film are making a new live-action film adaptation, this time directed by Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down), staring Kaya Scodelario (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) as Claire Redfield. The film is slated for release on Sept. 3. Meanwhile, the latest game in the series, Resident Evil Village, is set to be released on May 7.