Michael B. Jordan To Star in Rooster Teeth's Mecha Anime Series GEN:LOCK
For those of you who don't know, Michael B. Jordan is a big fan of anime, and now he actually gets to star in one! The actor will voice the lead character in Rooster Teeth's upcoming mecha anime-style series gen:LOCK. Jordan will take on the role of a character named Julian Chase and this is the plot summary that was shared:
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 mecha—giant, weaponized robot bodies. These daring recruits will find, however, that their newfound abilities come at no small cost. As Chase leaves behind his life as a fighter pilot to become the first candidate for the program, he finds his endurance, as well as his very identity, will be tested beyond anything he ever imagined.
That sounds like it could be a great show! gen:LOCK is the second anime-style series and third 3D animated series from Rooster Teeth Animation. They had a huge hit with their animated series RWBY, which is entering its sixth season this fall. The first 3D animated show that Rooster Teeth picked up was Red Vs. Blue, which is the longest running web series of all time.
Gray G. Haddock, gen:LOCK creator and head of Rooster Teeth Animation, had this to say in a statement:
"We are excited beyond belief to announce Michael B. Jordan as the voice of Julian Chase in gen:LOCK and welcome him to the Rooster Teeth community. Michael’s visionary career choices and commitment to meaningful entertainment, not to mention his love of anime, line up perfectly with what drives Rooster Teeth, and we’re thrilled for the opportunity to do some cool sci-fi storytelling together."
You can watch a previously released teaser trailer for gen:LOCK below. The series will premiere exclusively on Rooster Teeth’s streaming service available at RoosterTeeth.com and on Xbox One, Apple TV, iOS and Android apps with memberships starting at $4.99 a month.
Will you be checking this gen:LOCK series out?