TOMB RAIDER: THE LEGEND OF LARA CROFT – Hayley Atwell Stars as the Iconic Adventurer in New Netflix Animated Series

Hayley Atwell stars as Lara Croft in Tomb Raider: The Legend of Lara Croft, premiering globally on Netflix on October 10
Tomb Raider: The Legend of Lara Croft

Netflix is set to premiere the highly anticipated animated series Tomb Raider: The Legend of Lara Croft on October 10. Starring Hayley Atwell as the voice of Lara Croft, the series promises to deliver a thrilling new chapter in the life of the beloved adventurer, picking up where the acclaimed Tomb Raider video game Survivor trilogy left off.

If You Don’t Know Anything About Lara Croft

Tomb Raider: The Legend of Lara Croft

The Tomb Raider franchise, which began in 1996, has grown into one of the most iconic video game series of all time. With over 20 games, the franchise has captivated more than 160 million people globally and sold over 95 million copies. Lara Croft, the series’ protagonist, has become a cultural icon, recognized by TIME Magazine as one of the 15 Most Influential Video Game Characters of All Time and voted the Most Iconic Video Game Character of All Time in a recent BAFTA poll.

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The Survivor trilogy, consisting of Tomb Raider (2013), Rise of the Tomb Raider (2015), and Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018), has received more than 200 “Best of” awards and nominations, charting Lara Croft’s origin story and solidifying her place in pop culture.

Danger is Her Friend

Tomb Raider: The Legend of Lara Croft continues the saga of Lara Croft after the events of The Survivor Trilogy. This new animated series will follow Lara as she embarks on her next set of globe-trotting adventures, delving into ancient mysteries and uncovering lost truths in breathtaking and perilous locations.

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In the wake of the Survivor Trilogy, Lara Croft has distanced herself from her friends, choosing to undertake increasingly dangerous solo missions. Her latest adventure forces her back home when a powerful Chinese artifact is stolen from Croft Manor by a thief with a deeply personal connection to her. This daring pursuit sends Lara on a global quest, confronting her in forgotten tombs and challenging her to face her true self, ultimately deciding what kind of hero she wants to be.

The Croft Team

Tomb Raider: The Legend of Lara Croft

The series is a production of Legendary Television, with Tasha Huo (The Witcher: Blood Origin, Red Sonja) serving as writer and executive producer. Additional executive producers include Dmitri M. Johnson (Sonic the Hedgehog, Life is Strange), Timothy I. Stevenson, Jacob Robinson (Skull Island) under his company Tractor Pants, Dallas Dickinson and Noah Hughes for Crystal Dynamics, Howard Bliss, and Jen Chambers. Powerhouse Animation, with Brad Graeber as executive producer, is the animation studio behind the series.


Voice Cast

  • Hayley Atwell as Lara Croft
  • Allen Maldonado as Zip
  • Earl Baylon as Jonah Maiava (reprising his role from the video game)
  • Additional voices to be announced

The Legend Continues

Tomb Raider: The Legend of Lara Croft
Tomb Raider: The Legend of Lara Croft. Cr. COURTESY OF NETFLIX © 2023

Tomb Raider: The Legend of Lara Croft is set to be an exhilarating addition to the Lara Croft legacy, offering fans a fresh, animated look at the adventures of the world’s favorite archaeologist. With Hayley Atwell bringing Lara Croft to life, the series is poised to capture the imaginations of both longtime fans and newcomers alike.

Mark your calendars for October 10, and get ready to join Lara Croft on her latest adventures, exclusively on Netflix.

About Tomb Raider: The Legend of Lara Croft

Tomb Raider: The Legend of Lara Croft

Release Date: October 10, 2024
Writer: Tasha Huo
Executive Producers: Tasha Huo, Dmitri M. Johnson, Timothy I. Stevenson, Jacob Robinson, Dallas Dickinson, Noah Hughes, Howard Bliss, Jen Chambers, Brad Graeber
Animation: Powerhouse Animation
Cast: Hayley Atwell, Allen Maldonado, Earl Baylon

Following the events of the Survivor series, Lara Croft has abandoned her friends to embark on increasingly more perilous solo adventures. But she must return home when a dangerous and powerful Chinese artifact is stolen from Croft Manor by a thief with an uncanny personal connection. Her daring pursuit will take her on an adventure around the world and to the depths of forgotten tombs, where she will be forced to confront her true self, and decide just what kind of hero she wants to become.

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