It really IS a Filipino series
ICYMI, Netflix just dropped the first 5 minutes of the highly-anticipated Trese, an animated series based on the award-winning comic book of the same name.
The clip mostly shows what we already know: Alexandra Trese is a detective of the occult, who resides in a version of Metro Manila that features creatures straight from PH folklore. An LRT train abruptly stops in the middle of the tracks (so a normal day in Manila, then?) and its passengers are subsequently slaughtered by supernatural entities.
But while it’s mostly a retread, this fresh teaser for Trese does offer a couple of new things.
Maybe it’s because we’re fresh from a binge-watch of Castlevania and Invincible, but we’re loving the gorgeous creature designs in Trese. They’re proof of the show’s willingness to showcase just how creepy Filipino mythical creatures can be.
Just look at the shots below.
The opening credits
We got goosebumps from the intro. The black, white, and blood-red color scheme matches perfectly with Trese’s occult vibes, and the song is the cherry on top.
We’re not exactly sure about the origins of the theme music, as Netflix has yet to divulge details, but commenters say it’s an Ifugao song called Balluha’d Bayauhen.
Apparently, it’s not really Manila if you don’t have billboards featuring Jollibee AND Kathryn Bernardo. The pair aren’t exactly referenced in name, but c’mon, who else could it be in these silhouettes?
Trese drops on Netflix this June 11.