Dakota Fanning Joins Michael B. Jordan in Rooster Teeth's 'gen:LOCK'
The star of 'The Alienist' will voice a pilot, while 'Ghost in the Shell's' Koichi Yamadera will take on the character of Kazu Iida.
Rooster Teeth is rounding out the cast for its animated series gen:LOCK.
The 3D animated series is set on Earth while its last free society is on the losing side of a global war. A diverse team of young pilots is recruited to control the next generation of mecha, so-called giant, weaponized robot bodies. These recruits find that their newfound abilities come at no small cost. Fanning will play Miranda Worth, an expert pilot who is also a love interest for Jordan's Julian Chase. Yamadera will voice Kazu Iida, a new recruit who transfers from Japan's military forces to fight alongside Chase.
"We're thrilled to announce Dakota and Yamadera-san are joining the cast of gen:LOCK,” said gen:LOCK showrunner Gray Haddock, head of Rooster Teeth Animation. "Dakota brings an endearing energy and texture to Miranda that the audience is going to bond with very strongly. Yamadera-san gives Kazu a fantastic balance of attitude and strength, and, as anime fans, we’re doing our best not to geek out that he’s joined the cast."
Gen:LOCK is Rooster Teeth's second anime-style series. The Austin-based studio, a subsidiary of Otter Media's Fullscreen, is best known for producing digital series RWBY and Red vs. Blue.
Jordan's Outlier Productions is co-producing gen:LOCK with Rooster Teeth. The series is expected to premiere in January 2019.