Rooster Teeth's mecha anime series gen:LOCK continues to pull in the star names with today's addition of Maisie Williams (Game Of Thrones, Doctor Who) to the cast. Maisie joins previously announced cast members Michael B Jordan, Dakota Fanning and David Tennant and will voice the role of Cammie MacCloud, a mischevious Scottish hacker and the youngest recruit to the gen:LOCK programme.
Set in a dystopian future where conflict is
settled by battles using giant weaponised robotic armour, gen:LOCK centres on Earth’s last
free society which is on the losing side of a global war. David Tennant voices scientist Dr. Rufus 'Doc' Weller, the leader of the Experimental Science Unit and the inventor of the 'gen:LOCK' technology, the next generation of mecha, controlled by a diverse team of young pilots. Michael B. Jordan voices main character Julian Chase, Dakota Fanning plays mech pilot Miranda Worth and Kōichi Yamadera voices new recruit Kazu Iida. gen:LOCK is co-produced…
David Tennant's new US comedy Camping is previewed in the current issue of Entertainment Weekly.
Camping is an original limited series from Jenni Konner and Lena Dunham, the team behind Girls. Jennifer Garner and David Tennant star as Kathryn and Walt, a married couple embarking on a fraught weekend to celebrate a birthday. The show is based on the UK show of the same name created by Julia Davis and premieres on HBO in the USA on October 14th at 10pm.
Stephen Mangan's hit comedy series Hang Ups is coming to Canada next week with the season premiere on CBC on Tuesday 18th September at 8.30pm ET/PT. Based on the American series Web Therapy created by Lisa Kudrow, Hang Up was developed by Robert Delamere and Stephen Mangan, who also stars as Richard Pitt. The show centres on Pitt, an unconventional therapist with a complicated family, whose life and work we follow through a series of webcam conversations with clients, family and friends.
The improvised show boasts a starry cast, which includes Richard E Grant, Celia Imrie, Katherine Parkinson, Karl Theobald, Charles Dance and Jessica Hynes, as well as cameos by Sarah Hadland, Lolly Adefope, Kevin Eldon, Ian Hart and many more. David Tennant appears as Martin Lamb, a restaurant cloakroom attendant with difficulties in social interaction, and will feature in episode two on Tuesday 25th September.
Get a taste of David's performance in this exclusive outtake:
The animated adaptation The Highway Rat has been honoured in the 57th Rose d'Or Awards with a win in the Children and Youth category. The swashbuckling short from Magic Light Pictures premiered on BBC One last year on Christmas Day and stars David Tennant in the title role, with Rob Brydon, Nina Sosanya, Tom Hollander and Frances de la Tour also among the voice cast. The film is based on the children's book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler and centres on the rise and fall of a greedy, thieving rodent with a sweet tooth who robs other animals of their food.
Check out a clip here:
The Rose d'Or is an international awards festival celebrating the best in entertainment from around the world. This year awards were presented in ten categories during a ceremony held in Berlin on Thursday 13th September. Other UK winners included sitcom Detectorists and BBC miniseries A Very British Scandal, while Joanna Lumley received the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Web-based entertainment company Rooster Teeth will be giving an exclusive sneak peek at their new animated series gen:LOCK during their self-hosted convention RTX London this weekend. The two day gaming and internet culture event takes place on Saturday 15th - Sunday 16th September at London's Excel. David Tennant stars as scientist Dr. Rufus 'Doc' Weller in the internet series created by Gray G. Haddock, head of Rooster Teeth Animation.
The new footage will premiere during the RT Animation Panel on Saturday from 4.30pm in Room 3. Full RTX London details can be found at www.rtxlondon.com.
Platinum and single day tickets for RTX London are sold out but there are still weekend badges left at this link. If you're not able to attend though, you can still check in on the panel action via the RTX London live panel streams on YouTube.
Rooted in the tradition of mecha anime, gen:LOCK is set in
a dystopian future where conflict is settled by battles using giant
Web-based entertainment company Rooster Teeth will be bringing animation fans at New York Comic Con an early look at their brand new animated sci-fi series gen:LOCK next month. The mecha anime, which is heading for a online release early next year, will be showcased alongside the established series RWBY in the Rooster Teeth Mega Panel on Sunday 7th October at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden as part of the NYCC side event Anime Fest @ NYCC.
To access the panel you will need to have a Sunday badge for Anime Fest @ NYCC, which is available here - this will allow access to Anime Fest events at the Javits Center and in offsite venues.
Created by Gray G. Haddock, head of Rooster Teeth Animation,
gen:LOCK is set in a dystopian future where conflict is settled by battles
using giant weaponised robotic armour. Earth’s last free society is on the
losing side of a global war, and recruits a diverse team of young pilots to
control the next generation of mecha. David Tennant voices scien…