They’ve brought us Red Vs. Blue and RWBY, and now this month, Rooster Teeth is launching a new star-packed action series it hopes will become its third hit. Will gen:Lock reach the heights of the animation studio’s past projects?
It’s fifty years into the future, and the face of combat has changed with the invention of gen:Lock technology. Now humans can step into giant mech suits and wear them as a second skin, becoming fifty-foot-tall, arm-cannon-wielding warriors. Miranda Worth, a member of the military squadron armed with gen:Lock, is the focus of this newly released clip.
If you’d like to see more, good news on that end…the entire episode will be out for free in just two days. Rooster Teeth is making the premiere of gen:Lock available to everyone whether they have a subscription or not. To see the rest of the season, though, you’ll need a paid subscription to either Rooster Teeth or a streamer that includes Rooster Teeth’s content (like VRV).
Michael B. Jordan (Black Panther, Creed) stars in gen:Lock as its main character, Julian Chase. Dakota Fanning plays Chase’s love interest Miranda Worth, and Kōichi Yamadera (Cowboy Bebop, Ghost in the Shell) plays Kazu Iida, one of the new recruits transferring from Japan’s military forces, to fight alongside Chase in the gen:LOCK program.
Other characters: 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 (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.
Check out gen:Lock starting January 26, exclusively on the Rooster Teeth app ($4.99 a month on iOS, Android, Xbox One and Apple TV).