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Liza Soberano to voice Alexandra Trese in Netflix series

The Darna we never got, Filipina actress Liza Soberano ("My Ex and Whys", "Alone/Together"), will voice Alexandra Trese in the Filipino language version of the Netflix Original Anime Series "TRESE".
Liza Soberano (left) and Shay Mitchell will voice the lead character in the ‘TRESE’ anime series. Image credit: Netflix

The Darna we never got, Filipina actress Liza Soberano (“My Ex and Whys”, “Alone/Together”), will voice Alexandra Trese in the Filipino language version of the Netflix Original Anime Series “TRESE“. The highly anticipated anime series is based on the Philippine graphic novel created by Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldisimo. Filipino-Canadian actress Shay Mitchell (“YOU”, “Pretty Little Liars”) will voice the lead character in the English version. 

“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 ako (Thank you very much. I’m already excited)!” Soberano said in a press statement.

The world of Alexandra Trese

The Darna we never got, Filipina actress Liza Soberano ("My Ex and Whys", "Alone/Together"), will voice Alexandra Trese in the Filipino language version of the Netflix Original Anime Series "TRESE".
Image credit: Netflix

Set in a Manila where the mythical creatures of Philippine folklore live in hiding amongst humans, Alexandra Trese finds herself going head to head with a criminal underworld comprised of malevolent supernatural beings. 

Jay Oliva (“Wonder Woman”, “The Legend of Korra”) is the executive producer of the “TRESE” anime series.

“As a fan of the komiks (Editor’s note: Filipino word for comics), 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.

The Darna we never got, Filipina actress Liza Soberano ("My Ex and Whys", "Alone/Together"), will voice Alexandra Trese in the Filipino language version of the Netflix Original Anime Series "TRESE".
Image credit: Netflix

“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,” Oliva said.

“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,” Mitchell said. 

“TRESE” will premiere this year, only on Netflix.