Watch: New ‘gen:LOCK’ Teaser Reveals Mecha Action and David Tennant’s Character

     August 3, 2018


Today at RTX Austin, Rooster Teeth’s annual fandom convention, Gray G. Haddock, Head of Rooster Teeth Animation and showrunner for the upcoming anime-style series gen:LOCK, announced the Rooster Teeth voice cast for the show, and released a second teaser that features David Tennant voicing the character “Doc” for the first time. But you don’t have to fly all the way to Austin to check it out, because we have all that info (and the teaser) available for you to view right here, from the comfort of your own couch/gaming chair/mech pilot-seat!

In gen:LOCK, 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 giant, weaponized robot bodies known as mecha. These daring recruits will find, however, that their newfound abilities come at no small cost. Newly revealed cast members should be familiar to Rooster Teeth faithful: Lindsay Jones (voice of Ruby Rose in RWBY) will voice Razzle, Chase’s squadron leader; Miles Luna (voice of Jaune Arc in RWBY) will voice Miguel “Migas” Garza, Chase’s best friend; Blaine Gibson (voice of Nerf in Camp Camp) will voice Sinclair, an experienced ranger recruited to the gen:LOCK program, Haddock himself (voice of Roman Torchwick in RWBY) will voice Leon, a mech unit leader, and Chad James (voice of Boomstick in DEATH BATTLE) will voice Jodie, a mech pilot and close friend to Miranda.

Previously announced voice cast members include Michael B. Jordan (Black Panther, Creed) who voices the main character, Julian Chase; Dakota Fanning (The Alienist, Twilight Saga) voicing expert mech pilot and Chase’s love interest, Miranda Worth; Kōichi Yamadera (Cowboy Bebop, Ghost in the Shell) voicing Kazu Iida, one of the new recruits transferring from Japan’s military forces, to fight alongside Chase in the gen:LOCK program; and Tennant voicing Dr. Rufus Weller aka Doc, a lead scientist with the Experimental Science Unit (ESU) and the inventor of the gen:LOCK technology.

And speaking of Tennant, here’s the first reveal of his character:

“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,” said Haddock. “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.”

gen:LOCK is the second anime-style series and third 3D animated series from Rooster Teeth Animation. RWBY, entering its sixth season this fall, is a global anime phenomenon conceived by the late Monty Oum. Red vs. Blue is Rooster Teeth’s first 3D animated series that began as a machinima production before incorporating custom animation, and is the longest running web series of all time. Outlier Productions, Jordan’s production company, is co-producing gen:LOCK along with Rooster Teeth.

Stay tuned for more announcements about gen:LOCK, which will premiere in January 2019 exclusively on Rooster Teeth, available for iOS, Android, Xbox One, Apple TV, and at with memberships starting at $4.99 a month.


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