Netflix Portugal announced on September 26th, and it was confirmed after some hoo-hah that Netflix is working with CGI Resident Evil. Netflix will release Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness in 2021.
Two Resident Evil movies and television projects are already in development. One of which, the TV series, is a Netflix live-action project that’s due to start filming either late this year or early next.
A new trailer for Netflix Portugal was uploaded to their Twitter account on September 26th. It claimed that another project will be arriving to Netflix in 2021. The trailer features Chris, Claire and Leon from Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness.
The text accompanying the original trailer for Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness is “Me? Afraid? No … Nothing!”. This Tweet was published at 7:30 UTC.
After the trailer was uploaded to YouTube, it was quickly removed by Netflix due to Copyright issues. This confirmed that this was a true project.
This announcement comes at the same time as a Resident Evil panel that was held at Tokyo Game Show on September 27, 20200. Part of Capcom's larger presence at TGS, the panel was mostly about Resident Evil 8 (a brand new video game). However, it teased that there would be more surprises such as this Netflix anime.
NXonNetflix (Netflix’s sci-fi and anime brand) then posted the trailer in full (and in slightly better quality) the following day.
This comes as Netflix expands its library of titles, with anime titles like The Witcher receiving an anime spinoff and Altered Carbon receiving similar treatment in 2020.
We’ll have more on this as we learn more but for now, let us know in the comments if you’re excited to see a new CGI-based Resident Evil title hit Netflix.