Besides details about the Resident Evil Village demos, the second Resident Evil Village Showcase live stream also unveiled a brand new trailer for Netflix’s Resident Evil Infinite Darkness. The upcoming 3D CGI series will premiere sometime in July 2021.
The trailer also revealed that the series takes place in 2006, two years after the events of Resident Evil 4 and that viewers will meet the President AKA Ashley Graham’s father as zombies attack the White House.
Leon S. Kennedy will be voiced by Nick Apostolides, and Claire Redfield will be voiced by Stephanie Panisello, well known to fans as the voice actors from the Resident Evil 2 Remake from 2019 (check out my review here).
The new anime series will be produced and supervised by Capcom’s Hiroyuki Kobayashi, who has been responsible for bringing numerous titles in the Resident Evil series to life. TMS Entertainment, which has birthed various anime series like Lupin The 3rd and Detective Conan, is leading production, with Quebico, led by Kei Miyamoto (Resident Evil Vendetta), in charge of 3DCG animation.
The official 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 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.
In the meantime, check out the new teaser trailer below.