Hayley Atwell is about to add Lara Croft to her resume as she has been cast as the titular character in Netflix’s upcoming Tomb Raider anime series. Known for her role as Peggy Carter in the Marvel Cinematic Universes, Atwell will be providing the voice for the popular globe-trotting heroine as Netflix continues to expand its anime library with more original content.
First reported on CBR, the streaming platform and Legendary Television made its announcement on Atwell’s casting, as the Tomb Raider anime series is currently underway. The series will be set after the events of Square Enix’s Tomb Raider reboot trilogy, according to a tweet from Netflix Geeked.
The actress previously did some voice acting when she reprised her role as Peggy Carter in the animated series Avengers Assemble, and recently on Marvel’s What If…? for Disney Plus. The Tomb Raider anime series marks Atwell’s second project with Netflix after being a part of the platform’s animated show 3Below: Tales of Arcadia.
Netflix has already had its share of adapting video game properties into anime series like Castlevania and Dragon’s Dogma. Tomb Raider has already become a successful franchise since its first game back in 1996. The game has already made Lara Croft into a global icon as the series evolved over the years with sequels, remakes, and reboots in the game series as well as films and comics. Both Angelina Jolie and Alicia Vikander played the heroine in live-action.
The upcoming Tomb Raider anime series will have The Witcher: Blood Origins’ Tasha Huo as showrunner and an executive producer. Tractor Pants and dj2 Entertainment will also be producing the project for Netflix and Legendary Television.
There has been no release date on the upcoming Tomb Raider anime series, but we’ll be keeping an eye on any updates regarding the Netflix project.