‘Gen: Lock’, stylized as ‘gen: LOCK’, is an animated science fantasy and mecha action series that has been created by Gray Haddock and is produced by the Austin based company, Rooster Teeth. The series airs on Rooster Teeth’s First platform and first premiered on January 26, 2019, but it has also recently moved to Adult Swim’s Toonami.
The show is is set in the year 2068, when free society is subsumed under a vast autocracy, one city at a time. Amidst all this, an international coalition decides to fight against the hostile, autocratic invading force.
After the success of ‘RWBY’ (pronounced ‘Ruby’), ‘Gen: Lock’ happens to be another feather in the crown for Rooster Teeth. Before you read on about the upcoming season of ‘Gen: Lock’, here is what critics had to say – “whether you’re looking for aerial dogfights, metal-crunching mecha battles, or hand-to-hand melee exchanges, there’s a lot to love in gen: LOCK”.
Gen: Lock Cast: Who is in it?
The cast of ‘Gen: Lock’ is supremely talented and has a lot of recognizable names. First off, we have Michael B. Jordan, of ‘Creed‘ and ‘Black Panther‘ fame, who lends his voice to Julian Chase, who is an all American guy hailing from Brooklyn. Chase is a Vanguard pilot, and we get to know that he is the first successful Holon Pilot in the Gen: Lock program. Due to his experience, Chase is the de facto leader of the team, and his call sign is ‘Chaser’.
Dakota Fanning, who is famous for her role in ‘The Alienist‘ and was recently seen in Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood‘, lends her voice to Miranda Worth, Chase’s girlfriend from before the war, who thought he was dead, and is now conflicted by his return.
Maisie Williams, best known for playing Arya Stark in ‘Game of Thrones‘, voices Cameron ‘Cammie’ McCloud, the youngest Gen: Lock recruit, who is an expert hacker. Her callsign is ‘Trixx’. David Tennant, who recently appeared in ‘Good Omens‘, voices Dr. Rufus Weller, the creator of the Gen: Lock program.