Netflix Outs Synopsis & Cast of ‘Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness’

Netflix Outs Synopsis & Cast of ‘Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness’

Netflix has kicked off the 25th year celebrations of the horror franchise Resident Evil by releasing the plot and poster of the upcoming series, Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness. The Netflix Original anime was first announced back in September 2020 and features the fan-favorites Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield.

The show comes as an ode to the original Resident Evil games, unlike other live-action films which took considerable liberties with their plots. Set in 2006, it will follow a horde of zombies as they crawl into the White House and lay siege. In a twist, there will be a parallel zombie takeover in a distant country, the links to which shall be investigated by Claire and Leon.

Leon and Claire’s meet-up on the show will be by chance again. As fans would know, the couple met by chance in the first CGI movie, Resident Evil: Degeneration as well.

Netflix has released a full plot synopsis (scroll down) and new images including a poster for Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness. The voice actors for Leon and Claire have also been revealed as Nick Apostolides and Stephanie Panisello, the same ones from Resident Evil 2.

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Resident Evil fans are in for a treat this year with some quality releases coming up for the franchise. Besides the anime series, Netflix is making another live-action show. What’s more, Sony Pictures will also release an origin story based on the first two games of the franchise. Capcom will also release Resident Evil Village, the next main game in the franchise. Resident Evil Village will be introducing some new enemies to the franchise, including werewolf-like creatures and a giant vampiric woman.

Netflix Outs Synopsis & Cast of Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness
Resident Evil : Infinite Darkness | Source: IMDb

“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 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.”