Aswangs Beware, Trese’s Now In Town!
From the casting choice to previews, “Trese” looks like it’s going to be worth the wait
Komiks fans, anime fans and the rest of Filipino Twitter were in for a treat on International Women’s Day 2021. Netflix PH announced that the badass supernatural detective Alexandra Trese will be voiced by Liza Soberano in Filipino and Pretty Little Liars alumna, Shay Mitchell, in English.
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 as her voice actresses, 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. The show is based on the Philippine graphic novel of the same name, and is authored by Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldisimo. Trese’s installments also bagged multiple awards from the National Book Awards and Filipino Readers’ Choice Awards.
Aswangs of Manila, beware: Alexandra Trese is coming for you. Enjoy this very first look at TRESE, coming soon on Netflix. 🇵🇭🇵🇭🇵🇭 pic.twitter.com/BpiRc6WhjQ
— Netflix Philippines (@Netflix_PH) October 27, 2020
ICYMI, Trese follows the story of a detective named Alexandra Trese, who deals with crimes involving the supernatural. The chapters of the graphic novel follow the detective in solving one unique case after the other as she effectively keeps 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 and Alexandra Trese is there to keep the peace.
Add Trese to your list on Netflix now!
Art Alexandra Lara