Who’s ready to meet Alexandra Trese?
This badass lady will be the lead character in Netflix’s first ever Philippine-made anime series called “Trese,” which is set in Manila.
The show was announced during the Netflix Anime Festival 2020 on Tuesday.
Netflix also gave a bit more details on Facebook.
Alexandra Trese, the aswang-busting heroine created by Filipino adman Budjette Tan, is getting the animated treatment.
Streaming platform Netflix gave a first look at its adaptation of local comic book “Trese” today, Oct. 27.
The supernatural detective is gazing at the Metro Manila city skyline in one image, and in another still, she is wielding her magical kris Sinag.
The streaming platform has yet to announce a release date and could only say that it was “coming soon.” It first confirmed that it would turn the graphic novel into an animated series in 2018.
Fil-Am Jay Oliva (“Legend of Korra,” “Wonder Woman”) is both showrunner and director of the Netflix adaptation.
“Trese,” written by Tan and illustrated by Kajo Baldisimo, chronicles Alexandra Trese’s adventures as she solves mysteries that involve characters based on Philippine mythology and folklore.
Originally created by Budjette Tan and drawn by artist Kajo Baldisimo, the Filipino original comic series started its run from December 2005 and ended by October 2011, having generated 17 issues by then.
Here’s one more good thing to look forward to this coming 2021!