First look: Netflix unveils familiar voice cast for Resident Evil series
Netflix has unveiled the first images from its Resident Evil animated series – and some familiar voices are making an appearance.
Called Infinite Darkness, the 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. The horror-action series, based around the stories of popular characters Leon S Kennedy and Claire Redfield, is also bringing back other veterans of the franchise. Nick Apostolides and Stephanie Panisello will reprise their roles as Leon and Claire, whom they voiced in the 2019 Resident Evil 2 remake.
The series is set in 2006, when 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, but when the lights go out, Leon and the SWAT team are forced to take down a horde of 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. Claire starts her own investigation and, during a visit to the White House to request the construction of a welfare facility, she has a chance reunion with Leon. And so the stage is set for two zombie outbreaks in distant countries that lead the USA to be shaken to its very core.
The series will premiere on Netflix later this year.