A new, original Resident Evil animated series is coming to Netflix in 2021. On Sunday, Capcom and Netflix announced Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, which will focus on series mainstays Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield, as part of Tokyo Game Show.
Capcom describes Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness as “an original CG anime series” with a horror-action vibe. “By adding suspense into dynamic action scenes, this series will reveal a Resident Evil world unlike anything seen before,” Capcom said in its official description of the project. The series’ first teaser trailer doesn’t offer many details beyond that.
Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness will be produced and supervised by Capcom’s Hiroyuki Kobayashi, a longtime producer on the Resident Evil series, and producer of three computer-animated films: Resident Evil: Degeneration, Resident Evil: Damnation, and Resident Evil: Vendetta. TMS Entertainment will produce the series, while Quebico will be in charge of the 3D CG animation production.
Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness is one of two Resident Evil projects in the works at Netflix. The other, a live-action show, will focus on Jade Wesker and Billie Wesker. Presumably, relations of STARS captain, Umbrella Corporation goon, and Resident Evil antagonist Albert Wesker.
Capcom will also release a new entry in the video game franchise, known as Resident Evil Village, for PlayStation 5, Windows PC, and Xbox Series X in 2021.