Liza Soberano is set to lend her voice to the lead character in the Netflix original anime series “Trese.”
On Monday, March 8, Netflix officially announced that the Kapamilya star will lend her voice to Alexandra Trese — the lead character in the anime series based on the Filipino graphic novel created by Bujette Tan and KaJO Baldisimo.
According to Liza, she feels honored to lend her voice to an iconic character in Filipino comics.
"It’s an honor to be the voice of an iconic character such as Alexandra Trese. I’m a huge fan of Budjette and KaJO’s award-winning 'Trese' comics. Maraming salamat! Excited na 'ko!”
Meanwhile, Fil-Am Hollywood star Shay Mitchell — known for her characters in shows such as “You” and “Pretty Little Liars” — will serve as Alexandra Trese’s voice in the English version of the animated series.
Sharing her excitement, Shay said she is “thrilled” to be part of such an amazing show.
“I’m so excited to be a part of a unique and amazing project like 'Trese', and to voice a character as brilliant as Alexandra Trese. Philippine folklore is rich and fascinating, and I am thrilled to be a part of the team bringing this story to life,” Shay said.
Jay Oliva of "Wonder Woman" and "The Legend of Korra" — who happens to be the executive producer of the series — said he knew from the very start that it will be a challenging task for him.
“As a fan of the komiks, I knew that the title role of Alexandra Trese was going to be challenging to cast for the animated series. It is important for the voice talent to embrace the layered character to fully become Alexandra Trese,” Jay said.
But when the voices of the characters were named, his worries went away.
My concerns went away as soon as Shay Mitchell stepped into the recording booth. Shay’s Alexandra exceeded my expectations and she delivers a performance of strength, determination, and family duty that is at the very core of the character,” he stated.
He went on: “If that wasn't enough, imagine my delight when we confirmed Liza Soberano joining the Filipino voice cast! I am a big fan of hers and she fits the character so well. Having Liza play Alexandra Trese for the series makes this project even more special to me and my team!”
Featuring mythical creatures from Philippine folklore, the story will follow Alexandra Trese as she fights malevolent supernatural beings from the criminal underworld.
Trese is set to hit Netflix this 2021.