Netflix recently revealed the two lead voice actresses for the upcoming Netflix Original Anime series Trese based on the Philippine graphic novel from Budjette Tan and KaJO Baldisimo. The Filipino actress Liza Soberano (My Ex and Whys) will voice Alexandra Trese in the Filipino language version of the series while the English version will feature Filipino-Canadian actress Shay Mitchell (Pretty Little Liars). Talking about casting these two actresses, executive producer Jay Oliva (Wonder Woman) said:
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. 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. 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!
Mitchell shared her excitement in the following statement:
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.
Soberano was also very excited to bring the character to life:
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 nako!
Fans can check out the first look images for Trese below and get ready for the premiere sometime in 2021 on Netflix.