Resident Evil Village got lots of attention during this past weekend’s Tokyo Game Show, but for those not planning on indulging on a PlayStation 5 and/or an Xbox Series X anytime soon, Capcom had some more exciting news for fans of the horror series. Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness is a new, original series coming to Netflix in 2021.
The show will star recurring series protagonists Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield, and according to Polygon, is described by Capcom as “an original CG anime series” with a “horror-action vibe.” The teaser trailer is brief but does reveal the return of classic zombies, and kits out Leon in a suave-looking suit. “By adding suspense into dynamic action scenes, this series will reveal a Resident Evil world unlike anything seen before,” Capcom teases.
Infinite Darkness will be produced and supervised by Hiroyuki Kobayashi, producer of the previous CGI Resident Evil movies Degeneration, Damnation, and Vendetta. Kobayashi has also contributed to various Resident Evil games since the franchise, having worked as a programmer on the original 1996 title. TMS Entertainment will be involved with production, and Quebico will lead the CG animation production.
This isn’t to be confused with another Resident Evil TV series announced for Netflix last month, which will be a live-action (and presumably non-canon) affair focusing on Billie and Jade Wesker, the daughters of longtime series’ villain Albert Wesker.