‘Honor’ joins Netflix animated series
Allen Maldonado is thrilled to be part of a franchise he grew up with grave robber. Spawning 20 games in its 26-year history since its inception in 1996, the franchise follows the adventures of Lara Croft as she travels the world in search of lost artifacts with swashbuckling adventures, solving puzzles and mysteries along the way. The franchise’s popularity has also spawned two film franchises, the first featuring Angelina Jolie in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider 2001 and its 2003 sequel The cradle of life. The second franchise played Alicia Vikander in a 2018 reboot with a sequel still in development. While promoting his latest horror comedy American CarnageMaldonado spoke to Bleeding Cool about his role as Zip in the Netflix animated series Opposite Star Hayley Atwell as main character and video game alum Count Baylon (Shadow of the Tomb Raider).
“I can’t give away too much except that I’m excited to play the character of Zip and bring him back into the ‘Tomb Raider’ universe,” Maldonado said. “He was out of a few sets, but he’s back, rather I’m back [laughs], but it’s going to be fun. I can’t wait for people to see this project. It’s an incredible honor. I was able to meet the creators for very secret and special projects and just to deploy myself a little. I remember playing the first video game on like the first PlayStation [laughs]. I remember staying up all night, beating the game like full circle for me, being a part of it and adding to the legacy that I enjoyed when I was child.”
In the history of the game franchise, Zip appeared in the original timeline of Tomb Raider: Chronicles (2000). In the Legend timeline, he appears in Tomb Raider: Legend (2006) and sequel underworld (2008). He acts as Lara’s right-hand man and technical expert. The animated series is coming of executive producers to writer Tasha Huo (The Witcher: Origin of Blood, Red Sonja), CEO of dj2 Entertainment Dmitri M. Johnson, Stephan Bugaj and Howard Bliss.