Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness is releasing this July, and in case you missed the mini-series’ announcement, the show will star RE fan-favorite, Leon S. Kennedy. Leon will be joined by Claire Redfield, reviving the iconic duo from RE2. This new series though is set in 2006, eight years after the events in Raccoon City.
For this new series, Leon sports a new look, as well as a more serious demeanor, all while retaining his ability to be an absolute boss against bioweapons!
Ahead of the show’s premiere, Netflix released new screenshots of Leon S. Kennedy which you can check out here:
Regarding Leon’s role in the upcoming series, Director Eiichiro Hasumi said, “In this series, Leon is in a slightly bitter position that lacks clarity, since the timeline puts him between the younger Leon with a strong sense of justice and the 2014 Leon of Resident Evil: Vendetta, who has become slightly fatigued from endless fighting.” He continues, “Leon in a suit is an important key visual, symbolizing this position. He really pulls it off, but I would expect nothing less from him.”
Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness’ premise is described 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…“
Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness is releasing on Netflix globally on July 8, 2021.