New Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness Trailer Previews Zombies, Mysteries, New Characters

A new trailer for Netflix’s upcoming Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness CG series has dropped, with the trailer offering a preview of the series’ mysteries, zombie enemies, and new characters Jason and Shen May. A new visual for the series, which premieres on July 8, was also released.

Jason is a federal agent and former special forces soldier who had an encounter with zombies during a past mission, which he confides to male protagonist Leon S. Kennedy in the trailer. Meanwhile, Shen May is a federal agent skilled in computer science who travels to Shanghai with Leon and Jason to find the cause of a White House hacking.

Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness received a teaser trailer in September 2020, with a character trailer following in April 2021. It is the first CG series based on the Resident Evil (or Biohazard in Japan) survival horror game series, although several CG movies were previously produced. The show stars Resident Evil 2‘s Leon and Claire Redfield as its protagonists, who are voiced by Nick Apostolides and Stephanie Panisello respectively in English. 

The rest of the English voice cast includes Ray Chase as Jason, Jona Xiao as Shen May, Billy Kametz as rookie U.S. agent Patrick, Joe J. Thomas as U.S. president Graham, Doug Stone as the hardline Secretary of Defense Wilson, and Brad Venable as Graham’s advisor Ryan, who often clashes with Wilson in opinion.

Netflix describes the plot as:

Six years ago (2000), the 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. However, the special forces were already annihilated. The Mad Dogs, led by their captain Jason, were also forced to escape in order to survive.

However, in that place, Jason and his unit saw the supposedly dead special forces moving in strange ways…

In the present (2006), 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…


Sources: Netflix YouTube channel, press releasee

Melvyn has been with Anime Trending since early 2018 and currently contributes as news writer and occasional reviewer. Outside of watching anime, he spends his free time playing video games, collecting miniatures, and learning Japanese through manga, light novels, and the internet.
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