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Netflix announces 'Resident Evil' anime series

An anime show based on Resident Evil is in the works at Netflix. Milla Jovovich starred in six Resident Evil live-action movies. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
An anime show based on "Resident Evil" is in the works at Netflix. Milla Jovovich starred in six "Resident Evil" live-action movies. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Netflix announced plans Sunday to release a Resident Evil anime series in 2021.

The show subtitled Infinite Darkness is based on the popular Resident Evil video-game franchise from Capcom.

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"This will be a horror-action series based around the stories of the two popular characters, Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield. By adding suspense into dynamic action scenes, this series will reveal a Resident Evil world unlike anything seen before," the streaming service said about the cartoon in a press release.

No voice cast has been announced yet.

A live-action series is also in the works at Netflix.

The franchise began in 1996 and has gone on to sell 100 million video games worldwide.

A six-movie series starring, Milla Jovovich, grossed $1.2 billion worldwide, making it the most successful film series based on a video game.

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