Resident Evil's Netflix CGI Series Will Be Canon With The Games
The new series will be about Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield dealing with zombies.
Netflix has announced some scant new details about Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, the previously-announced CGI series coming to the streaming service in 2021. The series, which will feature Resident Evil 2 heroes Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield, will be part of the "canon" of the game world, a tweet from Netflix confirms.
The tweet, from Netflix's account for "all things geek," confirms that the new series will exist within the established world of Resident Evil. As the series expands with numerous spin-offs, it's not always clear what does or doesn't fit within the wider canon of Resident Evil, but this confirms that this series will exist within it.
When biohazards run wild, only a pair of veteran zombie slayers can get the job done. Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness is a new original series set in the canon of @CapcomUSA_’s classic survival horror franchise @RE_Games, coming next year. pic.twitter.com/nuBKVgXuzp— NX (@NXOnNetflix) October 27, 2020
This means that the series will probably fit between Resident Evil 2 and 4, although that has not been confirmed. The tweet also showed off two screenshots from the series, showing the character renders for the two returning heroes.
The tweet's synopsis doesn't give us a whole lot of insight, either--although using the word "biohazards" instead of "zombies" could perhaps be unpacked. Biohazard is, of course, the original Japanese title for the Resident Evil series--but it's also the subtitle for Resident Evil 7.
Netflix is also making a live-action Resident Evil series, which will be about Albert Wesker's daughters. The first season will run for eight episodes, but a release date and casting news has not been announced yet.
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