Leon and Claire’s Resident Evil 2: Remake Voice Actors Return in Netflix’s Resident Evil Series

Plus, we finally get a proper story synopsis.

Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, the upcoming animated Resident Evil series coming to Netflix later this year, will star the Resident Evil 2: Remake voice actors for Claire Redfield and Leon Kennedy.

Stephanie Panisello and Nick Apostolides, respectively, will reprise their roles as the leads of the 2019 game. The announcement was made by Netflix earlier this week on Twitter, with the caption: “Even in darkness, a familiar voice can make all the difference.” Accompanying the reveal are images of Claire and Leon, looking as ridiculously attractive as ever.

“So excited we can finally share with you all! It’s been such a blast working on this! Cannot wait for you all to see what’s in store,” tweeted Panisello, who voices Claire, in response to the news.

Apostolides joined in on the excitement, tweeting: “Cats outta the bag just in time for RE’s 25th ANNIVERSARY! I got one thing to say…..“HOLY SHIT!” SO HONORED to have my debut on @netflix be in a #ResidentEvil project w my partner in crime @Steph_Panisello!”

Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness was originally announced in September 2020. Previously, not much was known besides the fact that it will take place several years after the events of Resident Evil 4. Now, with this announcement, Netflix has released a new image of Leon and Claire, as well as a plot synopsis.

The synopsis is as follows:

In 2006, there were traces of improper access to secret Presidential files found in the White House’s network. American federal agent Leon S. Kennedy is among 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 youth in a country she visited, while providing support to refugees. Haunted by this drawing, which appears to be of a victim of viral infection, Claire starts her own investigation.

The next morning, Claire visits the White House to request the construction of a welfare facility. There, she has a chance reunion with Leon and uses the opportunity to show him the boy’s drawing. Leon seems to realize some sort of connection between the zombie outbreak at the White House and the strange drawing, but he tells Claire that there is no relation and leaves. In time, these two zombie outbreaks in distant countries lead to events that shake the nation to its very core.

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This new series will be produced and supervised by Capcom’s Hiroyuki Kobayashi, who is responsible for bringing numerous titles in the Resident Evil series to life. TMS Entertainment, one of the oldest and most famous anime studios in Japan, will produce the series. The studio has produced anime such as the 2019 reboot of Fruits Basket, Lupin the Third, and Detective Conan. Quebico, founded in 2017 by Resident Evil: Vendetta producer Kei Miyamoto, will be in charge of the full 3D CGI animation production.

2021 is genuinely shaping up to be a wonderful year to be a Resident Evil fan. Resident Evil Village, otherwise known as Resident Evil 8, will come to PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S on May 7 this year. (There will also be last-gen versions that are freely upgradable to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.) On the same day will be released a bundle for Resident Evil 7: Biohazard and Resident Evil Village, encompassing the Ethan Winters story so far. RE: Verse is a bizarre multiplayer mode included in the upcoming new title. Fans can also likely look forward to more news on the Netflix live-action Resident Evil series starring Albert Wesker’s children. And, finally, we might hear more of that reboot film series. Whew.

Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness has no scheduled release date or window, but it’s safe to assume we’ll hear more about it before long. We’ll keep you updated here at Fanbyte.