Netflix is on a roll with video game adaptations. With the success of both Castlevania and The Witcher, and the newly announced Assassin’s Creed live-action series, it looks like that gaming fun is just getting started. While we’ve known about the upcoming Resident Evil series for awhile now from the folks over at Netflix, including a full synopsis leak, the company just shared a new look at what fans of the iconic horror franchise can expect.
“When biohazards run wild, only a pair of veteran zombie slayers can get the job done,” reads the social media caption alongside the still reveal. Netflix also states that this will be set within the canon of Capcom’s universe and that it will be arriving sometime next year.
The above stills show off a baby-faced Leon, which is not an unwelcome sight. The younger characters offer a more present-day narrative, which is an interesting pivot from Netflix’s live-action Resident Evil series, which is also in the works.
According to the show’s official synopsis for the live-action take (while we await more information about Infinite Darkness):
Building on one of the most popular, best selling survival horror video games of all time, Resident Evil will tell a brand new story across two timelines:
In the first timeline, fourteen-year-old sisters Jade and Billie Wesker are moved to New Raccoon City. A manufactured, corporate town, forced on them right as adolescence is in full swing. But the more time they spend there, the more they come to realize that the town is more than it seems and their father may be concealing dark secrets. Secrets that could destroy the world.
Cut to the second timeline, well over a decade into the future: there are less than fifteen million people left on Earth. And more than six billion monsters — people and animals infected with the T-virus. Jade, now thirty, struggles to survive in this New World, while the secrets from her past – about her sister, her father and herself – continue to haunt her.
Netflix revealed our first official look at the new animated Resident Evil show earlier this month with a trailer that can be seen at the top of the article. While enticing, the trailer didn’t really give out a lot of info, which makes sense given that it is a teaser. Still, the “horror series with a sci-fi twist” looks appealing. Animated also seems to be the way to go with an adaptation such as this, but only time will tell how this show fares when paired up against Netflix’s many other projects.
What do you think about Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness and its reveal? Are you excited to see Claire and Leon back once more, or do you think it’s time for a new narrative? Sound off with your thoughts in the comment section below!