Allen Maldonado (Heels, The Last OG) and a video game franchise Earl Baylon (Shadow of the Tomb Raider) have been asked to join Hayley atwell on Legendary and Netflixis to come Grave robber animated series from Powerhouse Animation. First announced in January 2021, the series picks up after the events of the reboot trilogy of the hit “Tomb Raider” video game. Twenty-five years after the release of her first game, Lara continues to explore new territories. Baylon is reprising his video game role as the voice of Lara Croft (Atwell) ‘s most loyal friend, Jonah Maiava, while Maldonado is ready to voice the technical expert and colleague of Team Zip. The executive producers are the writer of the series Tasha Huo (The Witcher: Origin of Blood, Red Sonja), founder and CEO of dj2 Entertainment Dmitry M. Johnson (Sonic the hedgehog), Stephan Bugaj, and Howard bliss; and Robinson, under his Tractor Pants company.
Here’s an additional update on how production of the anime is going:
Having recently participated in the first season of STARZ Heels, Maldonado was also cast for HBO Max and New Line Reinventing the 1990 hit comedy House party, and can be seen in the upcoming movie streaming Peacock Psy 3: It’s Gus. Baylon’s actor credits also include Supportive white parents (an hour-long musical at Second City Hollywood) and the feature film Lumpia with a vengeance. In the 25 years since its launch, the “Tomb Raider” video game series has sold over 81 million copies and won a treasure chest of awards. The success of the game has led to a global franchise spanning movies, merchandise, comics, and now a sleek anime series. The most recent version of the game, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, has received numerous “Best of” nominations and awards. The “Tomb Raider” video games are developed by Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal and published by Square Enix. On the live-action side, Lara Croft was hosted by Angelina Jolie in two films (2001 & 2003). Fifteen years later, the franchise is relaunched with Alicia vikander Tackling the lead role with a sequel currently in the works featuring Lovecraft Country series creator Misha green writing and directing.