Eight months after its initial announcement, we now have a brand new trailer and release date for Netflix’s Resident Evil animated series.
Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness is set after the events of Resident Evil 4, with the new trailer showing Claire Redfield and Leon Kennedy dealing with a new outbreak. Nick Apostolides and Stephanie Panisello are back from the Resident Evil 2 remake to reprise their roles as well, which is a nice touch. It’s all very dramatic and culminates with the reveal of a big baddie – a giant green mutant who gives me old school Astaroth vibes.
I will show you fear. Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness. July 8. pic.twitter.com/fbpWAJYEymMay 19, 2021
It was confirmed last year that the TV series would be canon, which probably doesn’t say much given what is already a messy timeline.
It’s also not the only Resident Evil media Netflix currently has in the works, with a live-action TV series on the way. We reported rumors of its existence over two years ago, before an accidental Netflix listing last year officially revealed it. There’s also a live-action movie of the non-Netflix variety. Welcome to Racoon City will combine the first two games, with the film’s tone drawing heavily from the Resident Evil 2 remake.
Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness releases July 8.