Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness is nearly upon us, as the upcoming animated series is set to premiere on July 8 exclusively on Netflix. We got a sneak peek at the opening minutes of the show during Geeked Week, and this time around, we take a closer look at some of the characters that will be taking center stage in the show.
In Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, Leon’s appearance has taken on a different dimension as he gets closer to his 30s. The focus is the adult pathos of Leon, who has weaved his way through countless battles. Director Eiichiro Hasumi comments that, “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.”
Leon is known to hold a careful distance from the various characters in the past titles, while also exuding a certain degree of confidence. In this series, fans will be sure to keep glued to the screen as Leon reunites with Claire after a long time and interacts with a new character, the mysterious Shen May.
From a college student back in Resident Evil 2, Claire Redfield is now a member of Terra Save, a nongovernmental organization that aids victims of bio-terrorism and chemical attacks. Having escaped Raccoon City together with Leon, the two share a bond like comrades-in-arms.
Deeply influenced by her older brother, who was a member of special forces, she is also a strong and skilled fighter who possesses various combat skills despite being a civilian, and will play a large role in uncovering the truth in this series.
Shen May is a U.S. federal agent debuting in this series. She is a skilled computer scientist who is dispatched overseas along with Leon to uncover the cause of a hacking incident at the White House.
In this series, Shen May infiltrates a massive facility with Leon, demonstrating courage and high-level physical capabilities as an agent. However, her true nature remains shrouded in mystery. What is the goal of this federal agent who works alongside Leon and Jason?
Resident Evil Infinite Darkness will be premiering on July 8, 2021 exclusively on Netflix.