Netflix's 'Tomb Raider' Animated Series: Everything We Know So Far

Netflix's 'Tomb Raider' Animated Series: Everything We Know So Far

Netflix is developing an animated 'Tomb Raider' series starring Hayley Atwell.

Netflix is making a 'Tomb Raider' anime series with Tasha Huo on board as a head writer and executive producer. 

Tasha Huo is an in-demand creator. She is also currently working as a screenwriter for the long-overdue 'Red Sonja' movie directed by Joey Soloway and starring Hannah John-Kamen.

'Tomb Raider' is one of the longest-running video game series in the world. It currently has 17 video games on the franchise. The game's lead character Lara Croft is one of the most famous female protagonists in a video game series. 

'Tomb Raider' got adapted into various forms of entertainment in the past. Now, Netflix is developing its own anime adaptation based on popular video games. 

Here is everything you need to know about the upcoming animated 'Tomb Raider' TV show, including release date, plot, cast, and more. 

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When Will ‘Tomb Raider' Release?

There is still no release date for the animated ‘Tomb Raider' series as of this writing.

The streaming giant announced the new 'Tomb Raider' series in January 2021. It is a collaboration between Netflix, Crystal Dynamics, Square Enix, and Legendary Television.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the famous video game franchise. The original 'Tomb Raider' game debuted on PlayStation back in 1996. 

We will keep an eye on future updates and edit this space once new information is out.


What Is The Plot Of ‘Tomb Raider'?

The animated series will pick up after the happenings of the 'Tomb Raider' video-game reboot trilogy, in which Lara had to turn away a global apocalypse triggered by her removing an ancient artifact from an abandoned temple.

Here's the official logline from Netflix:

"Lara Croft, one of the video game world’s most iconic adventurers, makes her anime debut in an all-new series. Picking up after the events of the highly successful Tomb Raider video-game reboot trilogy, the animated series will chart the globetrotting heroine’s latest, greatest adventure. Twenty-five years after her first game appeared, Lara continues to explore new territory."

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What Is The Production Status Of ‘Tomb Raider'?

The series is still in pre-production as of this update. The script for Netflix's 'Tomb Raider' animated series just got finished on May 28, 2021. 

Tasha Huo shared the great news along with a wacky photo of the team holding an ax. 


Who Is Cast In ‘Tomb Raider'?

Netflix confirmed that Hayley Atwell will voice Tomb Raider's lead character, Lara Croft. Hayley is known for playing Peggy Carter in 'Captain America'.

Netflix shared Hayley's official casting as Lara Croft on September 13.

Zip is also appearing in the Netflix series. He was featured in both the original timeline and legend timeline.

We also expect the return of Jonah Maiava, the loyal companion that has accompanied Lara through the game trilogy.

We are still waiting for Netflix to announce who will be voicing Zip and Jonah.


Is There An Official Trailer For ‘Tomb Raider'?

Netflix hasn't dropped the official anime trailer of 'Tomb Raider' yet. It will be a while before the trailer drops, but don't worry because we will update this space once it's out.

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