On Saturday at RTX London, Rooster Teeth’s annual UK fan convention, gen:LOCK creator/showrunner Gray G. Haddock announced that British actress Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones, Early Man, New Mutants) has joined the animated sci-fi series’ voice cast. Haddock also revealed a third teaser for the show, which feature the voice of David Tennant (playing “Doc”) and gives a glimpse at the backgrounds of Williams’ character, and Koichi Yamadera’s tank driver, “Kazu Iida.”
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. Williams plays “Cammie MacCloud” — a mischievous Scottish hacker with boundless energy, and the youngest recruit to the gen:LOCK program.
“Working with Maisie is as fun as it gets,” said Haddock. “Her energy and the sense of humor she brings to Cammie is an absolute delight. I’m running out of superlatives to describe how perfect this cast works for the characters, but Maisie truly sounds exactly like how Cammie does in my head — she’s brilliant.”
gen:LOCK’s voice cast is led by Michael B. Jordan (Black Panther, Creed) as the main character, Julian Chase, and also includes 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, a new recruit from Japan’s military forces; and Tennant voicing Dr. Rufus “Doc” Weller, a lead scientist with the Experimental Science Unit and the inventor of the gen:LOCK technology.
Rounding out the roster are Rooster Teeth Animation alums Lindsay Jones (Ruby Rose in RWBY) as Razzle, Chase’s squadron leader; Miles Luna (Jaune Arc in RWBY) as Miguel “Migas” Garza, Chase’s best friend; Blaine Gibson (Nerf in Camp Camp) as Sinclair, an experienced ranger recruited to the gen:LOCK program; Haddock (Roman Torchwick in RWBY) as Leon, a mech unit leader; and Chad James (Boomstick in DEATH BATTLE) as Jodie, a mech pilot and close friend to Miranda.
gen:LOCK will premiere in January 2019 exclusively on Rooster Teeth, available for iOS, Android, Xbox One, Apple TV and at RoosterTeeth.com. Membership starts at $4.99/month.