Netflix’s long-rumoured Resident Evil series is finally coming to the streaming platform after a teaser trailer confirming the much-hyped show dropped earlier this week.
Based on the iconic survival horror franchise, Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness is a CG series expanding on the action-packed video game universe fans have come to love. Produced by Capcom’s Hiroyuki Kobayashi – the man responsible for CG Resident Evil films Degeneration, Damnation and Vendetta – and TMS Entertainment, the show will delve into the mysterious Umbrella Corporation and include a sci-fi twist.
The creepy trailer doesn’t give much away, but we do see a glimpse of series regulars Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield, along with a frenzied zombie attack. A recent tweet showing a leaked script for the first episode, Welcome To New Racoon City, reveals the show will be written by Andrew Debb (Supernatural) and directed by Bronwen Hughes (The Walking Dead).
Fan favourites Kennedy and Redfield will be key to the storyline, but it’s believed the series will also revolve around new characters dealing with the undead hordes that have taken over Raccoon City. According to What’s On Netflix, Infinite Darkness “will explore the dark inner workings of the Umbrella Corporation and the new world order caused by the outbreak of the T-virus and is expected to incorporate all of Resident Evil’s signature elements, including action sequences and Easter eggs.”
Much like the vague plot description, details are scarce on who will be cast to voice the characters in the show. Rumours persist that Daredevil lead Charlie Cox has been approached for a role in the series, but besides that, little information is known about the rest of the cast. We just hope the series is closer to Resident Evil: Damnation than any of the Milla Jovovich starring live-action flicks.
There’s no official release date for Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, but Netflix believes the series will arrive in 2021.