VIDEO: David Tennant Features In New Teaser For Animated Series gen:LOCK
David Tennant's character Dr Rufus "Doc" Weller was revealed in a new teaser for the animated internet series gen:LOCK at RTX Austin yesterday. Gray G. Haddock, head of Rooster Teeth Animation released the clip at the web based entertainment company's own fandom convention as more voice cast were announced for the upcoming show.
View the teaser here:
Rooted in the tradition of mecha anime, the series 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's character Doc is the leader of the Experimental Science Unit and the inventor of the 'gen:LOCK' technology. Already revealed cast includes Michael B. Jordan, voicing main character Julian Chase, along with Dakota Fanning as mech pilot Miranda Worth, Monica Rial and Kōichi Yamadera as new recruit Kazu Iida. gen:LOCK is created by Haddock and co-produced by Jordan through his own company Outlier Society Productions.
Newly revealed members of the voice cast include Rooster Teeth favourites Lindsay Jones (RWBY) who will voice Razzle, Chase’s squadron leader; Miles Luna (RWBY) as Miguel “Migas” Garza, Chase’s best friend, Chad James (DEATH BATTLE) as mech pilot Jodie and Blaine Gibson (Camp Camp) as Sinclair, an experienced ranger recruited to the gen:LOCK program. Haddock himself will also co-star Leon, a mech unit leader.
Haddock said of the new cast announcements, “Being able to craft an ensemble cast using both our own talent and well-known actors from outside of the company is a fantastic opportunity. Part of what makes Rooster Teeth so unique is that our staff runs the business, makes the company function day-to-day, writes, directs, produces, and performs on-camera and in the recording booth. It keeps our team and our community invested in what we do. I hope to work in as much of the extended Rooster Teeth Animation acting family as I can over time into this show, one way or another, so fans can continue to hear their favorite voices in this new world.”
Rooster Teeth is a web-based company responsible for some of the biggest online series in history, including the award winning series Red vs. Blue and anime series RWBY. Their output also includes live action productions, games and the weekly Rooster Teeth podcast. Rooster Teeth has more than 45 million subscribers to its YouTube Network, 5 million unique monthly visitors to its website and 3 million registered community members. Founded in 2003, the company is now a subsidiary of Otter Media, a joint venture between AT&T and The Chernin Group.
gen:LOCK will premiere in January 2019 exclusively on Rooster Teeth's online subscription network FIRST via www.roosterteeth.com. FIRST is available on a free 30 day trial but then costs $4.99 per month.