Just two more weeks, guys!
As we inch closer and closer towards its July 8 premiere date on Netflix, the popular streaming platform has blessed us with new images of our favourite characters to tie us over until the main event! Adapted into an anime series based on the survival horror video game franchise, this series stars Resident Evil 2 protagonists Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield. Fans will also be introduced to a new character called Shen May — a calm and composed agent with gun-wielding skills.
Let’s check them out!
1. Leon S. Kennedy
A Resident Evil franchise staple, Leon is often noted for his cool, calm-headed personality who has survived multiple close calls.
In the newly-released stills, Leon can be seen wearing a suit for the first time instead of his familiar leather jacket that he’s always in whenever he’s working on a case. Fans will be delighted to see Leon reunite with Claire after a long time and get to know the mysterious Shen May…
2. Claire Redfield
Back in Resident Evil 2, Clair was just a young college student when she stumbled into the zombies in Raccoon City. Well, not anymore! Our girl appears to be all grown-up now as a member of Terra Save, a non-governmental organization that aids victims of bioterrorism and chemical attacks.
In the newly-released stills, Claire wears a familiar red jacket while facing another dire situation as she appears to have been captured by someone. Another new look for Claire features her wearing a red tank top and red glasses in a room while she investigates the Penamstan incident, staring at a computer screen with a grave expression. Fans can expect her to play a large role in uncovering the truth in this series.
3. Shen May
Last but not least, we have Shen May!
Debuting as a U.S. federal agent in this series, she is a skilled computer scientist who demonstrates courage and high-level physical capabilities. She is dispatched with Leon to uncover the cause of a hacking incident at the White House but her true nature, however, remains shrouded in mystery.
Can she be trusted?
The newly-released stills clearly show off her skills as an agent. In the darkness, she has a composed expression on her face and holds a gun with a practiced hand. This image is proof of her reliability and places her firmly among the characters of the Resident Evil series who have achieved incredible feats.
So mark your calendars and start stocking up on popcorn!
*Cover image via Netflix