The Netflix original CG anime series, Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, has announced its voice cast, along with dropping teaser art and a set of still images.
Nick Apostolides will voice Leon S. Kennedy, and Stephanie Panisello will voice Claire Redfield. Both actors will be familiar to fans of the Resident Evil franchise, as they are the voice actors from the reimagined Resident Evil 2 from 2019.
The teaser art features Leon S. Kennedy wearing a suit, which is a first for the Resident Evil series. He is also holding a gun with a serious expression on his face. Claire Redfield is pictured holding a flashlight while searching for something. Meanwhile, a horde of zombies are headed towards one of the major sites of the series: the White House. The new Resident Evil stills of Leon and Claire show their coincidental reunion at the White House.
Netflix has also released the official storyline for Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, which can be found below.
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.
Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness will be a part of Netflix's presentation at AnimeJapan 2021, which will mark the fourth year the streamer has participated in the annual anime event.
Netflix Anime Mega-rich Stage in AnimeJapan 2021
- Date: March 27, 9:45~10:20 Japan Standard Time
- Venue: Infinity RED STAGE
- Livestream: AnimeJapan official homepage https://www.anime-japan.jp/）
- Main titles: The Way of the Househusband, Eden, RESIDENT EVIL: Infinite Darkness
Produced and supervised by Capcom's Hiroyuki Kobayashi, Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness stars Nick Apostolides and Stephanie Panisello. The series will premiere later this year on Netflix.