Liza Soberano to voice lead in Netflix anime series "Trese"

Heidi Hsia
·1-min read

9 Mar – Liza Soberano has recently been cast as the voice of Alexandra Trese in the upcoming Netflix original anime series, "Trese".

The news was first announced by Netflix Philippines on 8 March, stating that Soberano will be voicing the Pinoy version of the anime, while half-Filipino Canadian actress Shay Mitchell will be voicing the English version of the same 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," the streaming giant added.

Netflix Philippines announced that Liza Soberano (left)and Shay Mitchell are the voice actors of Alexandra Trese!!!
Netflix Philippines announced that Liza Soberano (left)and Shay Mitchell are the voice actors of Alexandra Trese!!!

Soberano also took to social media to express her happiness about the news, writing, "It's an [honour] 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. Thank you so much. I am so excited!"

In the same statement with Netflix, Mitchell stated that she is thrilled to be a part of the team that is bringing the story to life.

Based on the graphic novel by Budjette and KaJO Baldisimo, "Trese" is set in Manila where creatures from the Philippine folklore live amongst humans, with investigator Alexandra Trese having to go deep into a criminal underworld teeming with evil supernatural beings.

The show is slated for release sometime this year.

Shay Mitchell is half-Filipino on her mother's side
Shay Mitchell is half-Filipino on her mother's side

(Photo Source: Liza Soberano Instagram, Shay Mitchell Instagram, Netflix Philippines Instagram)