Netflix’s Resident Evil Infinite Darkness is finally dropping tomorrow on 8 July 2021. Ahead of the series premiere, the streaming giant has unveiled a brand new clip focusing on protagonist Leon S. Kennedy which takes place at the White House.
When there is a sudden power outage and mysterious zombies start roaming around, rookie federal agent Patrick finds himself face-to-face with a life-or-death crisis. In the darkness, Leon saves the young agent at the last possible second. After that, when Leon apologises to President Graham for being late to meet with him, the President shows enormous trust in Leon.
This is a reference to the events from the game Resident Evil 4 when Leon saved Ashley, the daughter of President Graham, from the clutches of Salazar and the Las Plagas in Spain.
The upcoming series takes place in 2006, two years after the events of Resident Evil 4. There will be three protagonists, including the fan-favourites Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield, as well as the newly-introduced mysterious U.S. federal agent Shen May.
In addition, the new clip also presents the feats of Jason and Shen May, who are also federal agents like Leon. You can get more details and information on each of the protagonists in the series by heading over here.
The full synopsis for the series reads:
Six years ago (2000), the helicopter belonging to the U.S. special forces who were intervening in the Penamstan civil war fell from the sky. The U.S. Army Mad Dogs, who were in the same battleground, refused orders from the command center to stand their ground and instead went to save survivors of the crash. However, the special forces were already annihilated. The Mad Dogs, led by their captain Jason, was also forced to escape in order to survive.
However, in that place, Jason and his unit saw the supposedly dead special forces moving in strange ways…
In the present (2006), a hacking incident occurs on a top-secret White House file. Four agents, including Leon S. Kennedy and Jason, the “Hero of Penamstan,” are invited to the White House to investigate this incident. However, when the lights suddenly go out, they are forced to take down a horde of mysterious zombies alongside the SWAT team. Afterwards, the top-secret file is found to be related to a biology laboratory in Shanghai, which Leon and the other three agents decide to investigate for clues. As they head to Shanghai in a cutting-edge submarine, a swarm of rat-like Bio Organic Weapons (B.O.W.) suddenly attacks, pushing them into a life-or-death situation.
Meanwhile, while staying in Penamstan to provide support for refugees, Terra Save staff member Claire Redfield encounters a strange image drawn by a nonverbal boy. Haunted by this drawing, which appears to depict a victim of a viral infection, Claire starts her own investigation. She eventually finds a terrifying experiment that was conducted during the Penamstan civil war. Leon and Claire draw closer to an unimaginable truth that all began in Penamstan. They also discover that a terror that can shatter peace is slowly approaching…
Check out the clip below: