Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams is the latest to join the animated sci-fi series gen:LOCK. The Rooster Teeth series’ cast continues to grow and now includes some formidable young A-listers.
Rooster Teeth, a production company known for its animated series such as RWBY and Red vs. Blue, is bringing a brand new 3D animated series to sci-fi fans with gen:LOCK. The series combines dystopia with giant robots, following a group of young pilots who control the weaponized mecha robots in a futuristic global war. Earlier this summer, it was revealed that David Tennant of Doctor Who and Jessica Jones fame and Michael B. Jordan (Black Panther, Creed) had joined Rooster's newest series. Dakota Fanning (The Alienist), Kōichi Yamadera (Cowboy Bebop), and Lindsay Jones (RWBY) are also starring as main characters in the series and were among the first actors to join gen:LOCK. Now, Maisie Williams is rounding out the cast.
Rooster Teeth officially announced Williams’ addition to gen:LOCK during the 2018 RTX London, its annual convention in the UK. A new teaser was released that gave a special sneak peek at Williams’ character, Cammie, an infamous young hacker who is one of the new recruits to the gen:LOCK program. The new teaser featured Tennant’s character, Dr. Rufus Weller, describing Cammie’s qualifications and trying to convince a Colonel to approve of Cammie’s recruitment. gen:LOCK’s creator and showrunner, Gray G. Haddock, spoke with excitement of Williams’ casting and said:
“Working with Maisie is as fun as it gets. Her energy and the sense of humor she brings to Cammie is an absolute delight. I'm running out of superlatives to describe how perfect this cast works for the characters, but Maisie truly sounds exactly like how Cammie does in my head - she's brilliant.”
In recent years, Rooster Teeth has grown to be a significant force in animated entertainment and has been able to attract larger and larger names with each new project. Rooster Teeth has also gotten involved in the betterment of the animation community at large, sponsoring projects like the one back in 2016, where the company partnered with Chloë Grace Moretz to create a video game series and spoke on feminism in the video game community. Meanwhile, its Rooster Teeth Animation Festival has hosted exciting premieres for animated series like Netflix’s Castlevania. gen:LOCK marks the culmination of Rooster Teeth’s growth as it combines the company’s specialization in animated programming with A-list talents.
While Williams is certainly best known for portraying Arya Stark on Game of Thrones, fans are going to see her in a variety of other high profile works in the near future. Game of Thrones' final season will air on HBO in 2019, and Williams wrapped her very last scenes as the rebellious Arya Stark back in July. With Game of Thrones ending, Williams is setting her sights on the future and has some solid projects lined up, including but not limited to gen:LOCK. Her other most anticipated project right now is New Mutants, which, despite its delayed release, still has the potential to be one of the strongest X-Men films to date. Considering Williams’ packed work load, it will be exciting to see where the young star will take her career next with interesting genre projects like gen:LOCK.
gen:LOCK will premiere in January 2019 exclusively on Rooster Teeth.
Source: Rooster Teeth