After five seasons of RWBY, what does Rooster Teeth Animation have planned next? They’re whipping up an entirely new series, Gen:Lock, for launch next year. What can we learn from the teaser released this weekend?
With the release of this teaser, Rooster Teeth also revealed the voice cast for the show, which contains several RWBY veterans as well as some newcomers. Their biggest “get” is David Tennant as Doc, the man who invented the Gen:Lock technology the show is titled after.
Michael B. Jordan (Black Panther, Creed) stars as the 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.
“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,” says Gray G. Haddock, head of Rooster Teeth Animation and showrunner for Gen:Lock. “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 launches January 2019 exclusively on the Rooster Teeth app ($4.99 a month on iOS, Android, Xbox One and Apple TV). But this doesn’t mean RWBY is shutting down — a sixth season of that show is in production now.The thread view count is