Trese to premiere as animé series in June

TRESE, the Philippine graphic novel created by Budjette Tan and KaJO Baldisimo, has been turned into a Netflix Original Anime series and will be released on June 11, the streaming service announced.

Trese is a crime/horror graphic novel about a detective who solves supernatural crimes which are often connected with creatures from Philippine mythology. The Original Anime series — directed by Jay Oliva and written by Tanya Yuson, Zig Marasigan, and Mihk Vergara — is set in Manila where these mythical creatures live in hiding amongst humans, and where detective Alexandra Trese finds herself going head-to-head with a criminal underworld comprised of malevolent supernatural beings.

Netflix released the official trailer for Trese ( on May 21.

The series’ English language and Filipino language voice cast was also announced.

Darren Criss (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, Glee), Jon Jon Briones (Ratched), Nicole Scherzinger (Moana), Manny Jacinto (The Good Place), Lou Diamond Phillips (La Bamba), and Dante Basco (Avatar: The Last Airbender) join Shay Mitchell (YOU, Pretty Little Liars) who, as previously announced, is the voice of Alexandra Trese in the English language version. 

Filipino actress Liza Soberano (My Ex and Whys, Alone/Together) will voice Alexandra Trese in the Filipino language version of the series. The local professional voice cast include Simon dela Cruz (as Crispin and Basilio), Apollo Abraham (Captain Guerrero), Christopher Carlo Caling (Hank), Christian Velarde (Nuno), and Eugene Adalia (Anton Trese). Rudolf Baldonado will direct the local voice talents.    

Filipino band UDD composed the animated series’ official soundtrack, “Paagi,” with lyrics by Armi Millare and Paul Yap. — MAPS