Resident Evil Infinite Darkness trailer reunites Leon and Claire

Claire runs into a not-so-new cop.

Claire runs into a not-so-new cop.
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Rookie cop Leon S. Kennedy and young motorcycle enthusiast Claire have been around for a long time. Redfield first met in the zombie-filled Raccoon City during the years 1998 Resident Evil 2. Now the dynamic duo are coming together in the upcoming Netflix Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness CG series to deal with a new epidemic of monsters …to the White House?

Yes, the White House, because now Special Agent Leon is hilariously investigating a hacking incident for some reason, and Claire is asking for an unspecified “wellness center.” Too, sort of a child’s drawing of monsters is extremely important for some reason. Oh, and it’s 2006, which makes it two years after the events of Resident Evil 4. Look, look at the trick yourself:

Netflix’s official synopsis adds some extra light to the wild events of Endless darkness: “In 2006, there were traces of improper access to secret presidential files found in the computer network of the White House. US Federal Agent Leon S. Kennedy is part of the group invited to the White House to investigate this incident, but when the lights suddenly go out, Leon and the SWAT team are forced to take down a horde of mysterious zombies. . Meanwhile, TerraSave staff member Claire Redfield encounters a mysterious image drawn by a young boy in a country she has visited, while giving her support to the refugees. Haunted by this drawing, which seems to be a victim of a viral infection, Claire launches her own investigation.

“The next morning, Claire goes to the White House to ask for the construction of a wellness center. There, she has a chance to find Leon and takes the opportunity to show him the boy’s drawing. Leon seems to realize some kind of connection between the White House zombie outbreak and the bizarre drawing, but he tells Claire that there is no relationship and leaves. Over time, these two zombie outbreaks in distant lands lead to events that shake the country deep within itself.

I don’t know why it tickles me so much. He just channels the awkwardness of the classic resident Evil games, which have managed to be both ridiculous and scary at the same time, and that’s exactly what I want from a resident Evil TV shows. Well that and a family sitcom with Resident Evil: Villageof Lady Dimitrescu and his wacky and murderous daughters, but maybe there’s room for that too between other Netflix show about Wesker’s children, and the upcoming movie reboot.

Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness will air on Netflix in July. Nick Apostolides and Stephanie Panisello, who voiced Leon and Claire in the recent Resident Evil 2 redo, return to their roles, with Assassination classroomEiichiro Hasumi directing.

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