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Resident Evil Is Now a Netflix Original Series

Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness streams worldwide on July 8.
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Resident Evil, the world’s most popular horror video game franchise, is now 25 years old. To celebrate its silver anniversary, it is launching the premiere of the original CG-animated series, Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness exclusively on Netflix on July 8, 2021.

Netflix released a sneak peek preview of the upcoming series, revealing both the main trailer and key art. Leon and Claire are still the main characters in the series. Although the storyline is different from the video games, they will still face familiar scenes of the battlefield, zombie attacks, and a Tyrant shrouded in mystery.

Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness Trailer

Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness Plot

In 2000, a helicopter belonging to the U.S. special forces who were intervening in the Penamstan civil war fell from the sky. The U.S. Army Mad Dogs, who were in the same battleground, refused orders from the command center to stand their ground and instead went to save survivors of the crash. 

But when they arrived at the crash site, the Mad Dogs found the special forces were already dead. The team, led by their captain Jason, was forced to escape when they saw the supposedly dead special forces moving in strange ways.

Six years later in 2006, a hacking incident occurred on a top-secret White House file. Four agents, including Leon S. Kennedy and Jason, the “Hero of Penamstan,” are invited to the White House to investigate this incident. The lights suddenly go out and they are forced to take down a horde of mysterious zombies alongside the SWAT team.

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The top secret file is found to be related to a biology laboratory in Shanghai, which Leon and three agents decide to investigate for clues. As they head to Shanghai inside a submarine, a swarm of rat-like Bio Organic Weapons (B.O.W.) suddenly attacks.

Meanwhile, in Penamstan, Claire Redfield encounters a strange image drawn by a nonverbal boy while she was providing humanitarian aid to refugees. Haunted by this drawing, which appears to depict a victim of viral infection, Claire starts her own investigation. She eventually finds a terrifying experiment that was conducted during the Penamstan civil war. 

Leon and Claire draw closer to an unimaginable truth that all began in Penamstan. They also discover an approaching terror that is unlike anything mankind has ever encountered.

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