Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness to Get Its Own Netflix Show

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Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness to Get Its Own Netflix Show

The iconic video game series, Resident Evil, is getting a CG-animated Netflix adaptation of its own—with a 2021 release date. This announcement was made at the Tokyo Games Show 2020. Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield will feature as the main characters, although the show isn’t a direct adaptation of any video game from the series.

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Netflix describes the show like this:

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Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness is scheduled for a global launch in 2021 exclusively on Netflix. Three years after 2017’s CG film Resident Evil: Vendetta, technology has further evolved, creating the groundwork for a new series in unprecedented full 3DCG animation. Since the first game was released in 1996 on Sony PlayStation, the Resident Evil series is nearing its 25th anniversary. With the series continuing to evolve even now, a new title carves itself into the series’ history. This new series will be produced and supervised by Capcom’s Hiroyuki Kobayashi, who is responsible for bringing numerous titles in the Resident Evil series into existence.

TMS Entertainment, which has birthed various anime series, will produce the series, while Quebico, led by Kei Miyamoto, the producer of Resident Evil: Vendetta, will be in charge of the full 3DCG animation production. This will be a horror-action series based around the stories of the two popular characters, Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield. By adding suspense into dynamic action scenes, this series will reveal a Resident Evil world unlike anything seen before.”

The producer and supervisor, Capcom’s Hiroyuki Kobayashi, has previously been the programmer and producer of several Resident Evil games, as well as producing three anime movies based on the same series.

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This is different from the live-action Resident Evil series which was announced in August—also by Netflix— from one of the writers of the show Supernatural. So Resident Evil fans would have a steady stream of content in 2021—these two Netflix shows, as well as a new game, Resident Evil Village, which is also going to be released in the same year.

Watch the trailer for the adaptation here:

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Joanna is a literature student at the University of Delhi- but her interests also include anime, webtoons, and gaming.