Austin-based Rooster Teeth has announced the 2018 animated series slate for its premium SVOD platform FIRST, whose 250,000+ subscribers will be treated to a sixth installment of RWBY, and two brand new shows: the mecha-inspired gen:LOCK and western adventure Nomad of Nowhere. And more besides!
“At Rooster Teeth, the mantra is ‘make what you would want to watch’ and we’re thrilled to be bringing out two new original series for our community,” said Gray G. Haddock, Head of Rooster Teeth Animation. “We’re having a ton of fun and we can’t wait to share more.”
All shows premiere exclusively on FIRST, then move to YouTube and other free-to-watch platforms.
RWBY – The fifth volume of RWBY concludes on January 20th. This season attracted a per-episode average viewership comparable to network shows like Supergirl. A highly anticipated sixth volume will premiere in the fall, following the four main characters, Ruby, Weiss, Blake and Yang, and their ongoing adventures in the World of Remnant. RWBY is an anime juggernaut with a huge international following and is the first-ever American anime to be exported to Japan.
gen:LOCK – On the losing side of a global war, Earth’s last free society recruits a diverse team of young pilots to control the next-generation of mecha—giant, weaponized robot bodies. These daring recruits will find, however, that their newfound abilities come at no small cost.
Nomad of Nowhere – A mysterious nomad traverses a western wasteland—but a price on his head sends him on the run from captors and bounty hunters, who all want to score big when they bring in the world’s last magical being.
Red vs. Blue – The award-winning, longest-running web series Red vs. Blue returns with season 16. Picking up in the moments after the conclusion of season 15, Red vs. Blue returns with a new saga, pitting the characters against powerful new foes and launching them back into an epic adventure unlike any other in the show’s history.
Camp Camp – Camp Camp returns for a third season this June. It is the first series from Rooster Teeth to reach more than 40% female viewers, further expanding the broad audience RWBY introduced. Camp Camp tells the story of Max, a jaded 10-year old, who finds himself stuck at a dysfunctional summer camp run by a shady business mogul who is looking to turn a profit any way he can. The cynical Max will have to survive annoyingly cheerful counselor David, the weird cast of campers and bizarre surprises at every turn before he can escape for home.
RWBY Chibi – RWBY Chibi is a cute window into the exciting world of Remnant! Each mini episode finds Ruby, Weiss, Blake, Yang and more of your favorite RWBY characters in adorably hilarious situations, from making cookies and pancakes to hiding from the vacuum cleaner. A new season of RWBY Chibi, featuring even more characters based on the hit show RWBY, begins this month.
DEATH BATTLE – Who would win in a fight between Street Fighter‘s Ryu and Mortal Kombat‘s Scorpion? Superman vs. Goku? Digimon vs. Pokemon? DEATH BATTLE has the answers. The premiere “vs.” series on the internet, DEATH BATTLE takes two pop culture icons and squares them off in a battle to the death. Bringing forth an insane amount of research on the icons in each episode and culminating with a fully animated fight scene, the show has captured a passionate worldwide audience that continues to grow with each new episode.
DBX – DEATH BATTLE’s spin-off that pits fighters against each other just for the thrill of the fight, DBX, is entering its third season! Fans can expect sprite-based and 3D animations of their favorite characters battling it out with “no rules, just bloodshed!” Be on the lookout for a couple special episodes this year where fighters take on a horde of enemies.
RTAA – RTAA is Rooster Teeth Animated Adventures, a series of mini episodes that animate the ridiculous stories told on talk shows and podcasts all across FIRST, including the award-winning Rooster Teeth Podcast.