Aswangs Beware, Trese’s Now In Town!
Don’t forget to say, “Tabi-tabi po.”
In a world where the supernatural is more than happy to wreak havoc among us, equilibrium is maintained by a supernatural, crime-fighting detective. Netflix’s newest animated series is an adaptation of the multi-awarded komiks titled Trese. After a few months of teasers and surprises, the series is now slated to premiere on June 11th, and the badass Alexandra Trese is voiced by none other than Liza Soberano and Shay Mitchell.
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Andito na ang pinakahihintay na patikim sa TRESE, unang silip sa kabilang mundo. Sa ika-11 ng Hunyo, mabubunyag ang nakatago pic.twitter.com/4n2skrUrip
— Netflix Philippines (@Netflix_PH) May 21, 2021
Komiks fans, anime fans and the rest of Filipino Twitter were in for a treat on International Women’s Day 2021 when Netflix PH announced the news that Liza and Shay will be lending their voices to the character.
May strong women always lend a voice to one another, especially when there’s an aswang or two around. Happy International Women’s Day 🖤🤍💪 pic.twitter.com/oJs1L5sDXp
— Netflix Philippines (@Netflix_PH) March 8, 2021
Liza expressed her excitement in taking on the role of Trese’s main character in a Tweet that same morning. “It’s an honor to be the voice of an iconic character such as Alexandra Trese,” she writes, before expressing that she’s a big fan of the award-winning series and how excited she is for the project.
But aside from casting powerful actresses to breathe life into Alex Trese, the director leading its adaptation is also a Filipino-American powerhouse. Storyboard artist Jay Oliva, who’s done work for Wonder Woman and Deadpool, is Trese’s director and showrunner. This show is pouring with Filipino excellence, and we can’t wait to see it all over our screens soon!
In October 2020, Netflix dropped the first look at the anime adaptation of Trese, a graphic novel authored by Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldisimo. Throughout its publishing run, Trese’s installments bagged multiple awards from the National Book Awards and Filipino Readers’ Choice Awards.
ICYMI, Trese follows the story of a detective named Alexandra Trese, who deals with crimes involving the supernatural. The graphic novel follows the detective in solving one unique case after the other, while trying to keep the equilibrium between the human and the paranormal. Even more interesting: the characters are based on Philippine mythology and folklore. Yes, we’re getting a peek into the world where aswangs, duwendes and manananggals wreak havoc in the streets of Metro Manila, which pushes Alexandra Trese to keep the peace.
Trese premieres on June 11th worldwide on Netflix!
Art Alexandra Lara