'Multiple seasons' for Trese possible if strong ratings continue

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 18) — Given the current wave of noise that the launch of "Trese" is generating, its director and showrunner on Friday floated the possibility of "multiple seasons" for the Netflix animated series.

In an interview with CNN Philippines' The Exchange, "Trese" executive producer and director Jay Oliva said the comic book-based series has been receiving "overwhelming" support from Filipinos since it started airing on Netflix a week ago.

"Trese" is based on the award-winning black-and-white comic book series by writer Budjette Tan and artist Kajo Baldisimo which follows the adventures of Alexandra Trese in dealing with crimes of supernatural origin.

"It's really strong in the Philippines. Netflix told me that it's reliant on the Philippine market. The support the Philippines has given us is overwhelming," he said.

"I guarantee you if the ratings continue, I don't see why we would not get multiple seasons after this," Oliva added.

This was echoed by Tanya Yuson, who serves as executive producer and screenwriter of Trese.

"At the end of the day, it's all about the audience. Rating is a reflection of how well you are connected to the audience. It's connecting to the people," Yuson said.

The new animated series has been the talk of the town on social media platforms for days now where other Filipinos beam with pride, while some opt to criticize the tapping of Liza Soberano as the voice behind Alexandra Trese, the show's protagonist, in the Filipino version.

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Soberano led the voice cast for the Filipino version of the series along with Cheska Aguiluz, Eugene Adalia, Steve dela Cruz, and Christian Velarde.

Filipino-Canadian actress Shay Mitchell led the English cast by voicing supernatural detective Alexandra Trese. Joining her are other celebrities of Filipino descent: Former Pussycat Dolls frontwoman Nicole Scherzinger, "Ratched" actor Jon Jon Briones, "The Good Place" star Manny Jacinto, "Glee" alum Darren Criss, and "Prodigal Son" star Lou Diamond Phillips, among others.