David Tennant is adding another role to his repertoire of voice acting, by joining the cast of Rooster Teeth’s new animated series GEN:LOCK. Tennant, the former Tenth Doctor of DOCTOR WHO relatively recently lent his voice as Scrooge McDuck to the reboot of DUCKTALES.
Regarding GEN:LOCK, Tennant will be joining talents like Michael B. Jordan, Koichi Yamadera, and Dakota Fanning.
Variety describes the show as “gen:Lock,” Earth’s last free society is on the losing side of a global war. Jordan provides the voice of Julian Chase, the first rebel pilot to step forward for the gen:Lock program, while Fanning plays an expert mech pilot and Chase’s love interest. Yamadera, a longtime anime voice actor, plays a recruit who transfers from Japan’s military forces to fight alongside Chase.”
Gray G. Haddock, showrunner and head of Rooster Teeth Animation, is apparently super into Mr. Tennant said in a statement “My jaw hit the floor when I directed David as Doctor Weller for the first time. He instantly nailed the breadth of emotion, both the humor and seriousness that Weller brings to the show — there are moments that will absolutely make the audience choke up.”
GEN:LOCK will be the second anime-style animation Rooster Teeth is producing after their first, RWBY. The show will premier January 2019, on Rooster Teeth’s streaming subscription service that starts at $4.99 per month.