I have to admit something to all of you… I’m a wuss when it comes to horror things. Movies, television series, video games… if there is too much extreme gore, violence, suspense, or jump scares, you can count me right out from the get-go. I say this in advance so that you can grasp the full irony of me being the one to report on this story coming out of the Tokyo Game Show this past weekend.
During their TGS panel this past weekend, CAPCOM revealed that they will be helping to produce a CG anime series based on the Resident Evil series (known in Japan as Biohazard) which will stream worldwide on Netflix in 2021. The series will be titled Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness and follow the main characters of Resident Evil 2; Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield. A teaser trailer has already been released.
We don’t have a lot of details regarding the cast or crew as of this writing. We do know that studio TMS Entertainment will produce the project in conjunction with studio Quebico who will be handling the 3D CG animation.
With over 103 million units sold worldwide as of June 2020, Resident Evil has been a certifiable hit with fans all around the world ever since it first appeared on Playstation back in 1996. With over twenty primary titles and spinoffs released thus far (and even more on the way!), Resident Evil is the horror franchise that keeps giving fans everything they crave plus so much more!
This isn’t even the first time the franchise has strayed away from video games with the series already being adapted into multiple comics, films, novels, and a live-action television series coming soon from Netflix as well!