Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness has a story that fits in with the Resident Evil canon, Netflix confirmed. The statement came in a Twitter post showing off new images of Infinite Darkness protagonists Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield.
“When biohazards run wild, only a pair of veteran zombie slayers can get the job done,” the tweet reads.
When biohazards run wild, only a pair of veteran zombie slayers can get the job done. Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness is a new original series set in the canon of @CapcomUSA_’s classic survival horror franchise @RE_Games, coming next year. pic.twitter.com/nuBKVgXuzp
— NX (@NXOnNetflix) October 27, 2020
When and where the story fits in could be anytime from right after Resident Evil 3 up through the events of Resident Evil 7. Using “biohazards” in the tweet brings the Baker plantation and Evelyn to mind, while Leon and Claire seem to be sporting their Resident Evil 6 and Revelations looks, respectively.
Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness is set to air on Netflix in 2021. Meanwhile, Constantin Films is working on a Resident Evil reboot film exploring Raccoon City’s last days, and Resident Evil Village releases on next-gen consoles in 2021.