Tomb Raider Animated Series Adds Two New Voice Actors


Tomb Raider Animated Series Adds Two New Voice Actors

According to Deadline, the new Netflix and Legendary Grave robber animated series added the talents of Allen Maldonado (The last OG, black-ish) and Earl Baylon who appeared in one of the original Tomb Raider games: Shadow of the Tomb Raider.

While Baylon will reprise her video game role as Jonah Maiava, the voice of reason and trusted friend of the show’s heroine, Lara Croft, played by Hayley Atwell.

Maldonado will play a new lore character named Zip, the tech expert and close colleague of Lara Croft.

The series will resume following the events of the reboot game trilogy (Tomb Raider 2013, Rise of the Tomb Raider 2015 and Shadow of the Tomb Raider 2018) with Croft exploring new graves around the world. The show will be written by its own executive producer Tasha Huo (The Witcher: Origin of Blood, Red Sonja).

Maldonado recently worked on Starz’s new show, Heels, playing one of the semi-pro wrestlers, and he also plays a recurring role in ABC’s remake of The good years as the main character’s trusted baseball coach.

Baylon, in addition to his work already in The Tomb Raider Mythic, worked on an hour-long comedy special at Second City Hollywood called Supportive white parents. He was also featured in the feature film Lumpia with a vengeance, winner of the Audience Award at the 2020 Hawaii International Film Festival.

The Tomb Raider franchise itself has sold over 85 million copies since the first game was released in 1996. The series has spawned three films since then with that of Angelina Jolie. (Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Maleficent) original running like Lara Croft in the 2001s Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and in the years 2003 Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life.

Grave robber was brought back to theaters in 2018 starring Alicia Vikander (Ex Machine, The Danish Girl) as the main character, and a sequel is currently still in the works.