PUBLISHED: 22:09, Thu, Oct 1, 2020 | UPDATED: 23:30, Thu, Oct 1, 2020
Videogame Resident Evil launched back in 1996 and since then it’s gone on to become hugely successful, spawning not only further sequels but also movies, comics, novels and more. As the Japanese horror franchise nears its 25th anniversary, Resident Evil fans will be getting a treat in the form of a new television series. Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness will be hitting Netflix and Express.co.uk has the lowdown on the new show.
Streaming platform Netflix has yet to share a release date for Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, however, the service has confirmed the series will be coming out in 2021.
The show will be dropping in one go at some point next year with all episodes arriving for viewers to binge through.
Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness will be CGI anime rather than live action, paying tribute to its videogame origins.
Netflix has announced Capcom's Hiroyuki Kobayashi – who helped to bring other Resident Evil projects to life – will be producing and supervising Infinite Darkness.
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Resident Evil Infinite Darkness will go back to its origins (Image: Netflix)
Cast details have yet to the confirmed for the new series but Netflix has said iconic characters such as Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield are going to be appearing.
Given the huge fanbase and the fact the show is going to be on Netflix, some big names could soon be attached to the project.
There have been six Resident Evil movies to date, which have all been written and produced by Paul W. S. Anderson and most notably fronted by Milla Jovovich as Alice.
Previous actors to have appeared in the big screen outings have included Sienna