RESIDENT EVIL: Infinite Darkness is set to debut on Netflix on July 8, 2021. A head of the series release, the show has released the animated series’ opening scene to give us just a taste of what they have in store.
The familiar-feeling scene takes place before the main action of the series in the year 2000 in the city streets of civil war-ravaged Penamstan, where bullets fly. When a U.S. special forces helicopter falls from the sky, the U.S. Army Mad Dogs, led by Jason, refuse orders from the command center to stand their ground. Instead go to save the survivors left stranded on the battlefield.
According to the RESIDENT EVIL: Infinite Darkness official synopsis:
The main series is set in 2006. When a hacking incident occurs 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. However, when the lights suddenly go out, they are forced to take down a horde of mysterious zombies alongside the SWAT team. Afterward, the top secret file is found to be related to a biology laboratory in Shanghai, which Leon and the other three agents decide to investigate for clues. As they head to Shanghai in a cutting-edge submarine, a swarm of rat-like Bio Organic Weapons (B.O.W.) suddenly attacks, pushing them into a life-or-death situation.
Meanwhile, while staying in Penamstan to provide support for refugees, Terra Save staff member Claire Redfield encounters a strange image drawn by a nonverbal boy. 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 that a terror that can shatter peace is slowly approaching…
RESIDENT EVIL: Infinite Darkness is directed by Eiichiro Hasumi who co-wrote the story the show is based upon with Shogo Mutoh. The cast includes Nick Apostolides, Stephanie Panisello, Ray Chase, Jona Xiao, Billy Kametz, Joe J. Thomas, Doug Stone, and Brad Venable.
The opening scene looks very much like a cut scene from one of the video games which will most likely work in the series favor.
Take a look at the opener for RESIDENT EVIL: Infinite Darkness below and let us know what you think in the comments. For more information on the show, CLICK HERE.