– by Joseph Jammer Medina


On the heels of Black Panther, which is the latest in actor Michael B. Jordan’s solid filmography, Rooster Teeth has announced that he will be joining one of their upcoming animated series, gen:LOCK.

For those who don’t know, Rooster Teeth is an online production company that’s been producing content for around 15 years or so, with two of its biggest animated series being Red vs. Blue and the anime-inspired RWBY. Over the past few years, they’ve grown tremendously in size and ambition, and are producing more animated series than is even possible to keep track of.

However, with the inclusion of a big name like Jordan, it very well help them reach the next level of mainstream popularity. Here’s what gen:LOCK showrunner Gray Haddock had to say about the casting announcement:

“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.”

Here is the official synopsis for the series.

“In gen:LOCK, 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.”

Season 1 of gen:LOCK will hit Rooster Teeth at a later date this year. Are you looking forward to seeing someone like Jordan join an online project like this? let us know your thoughts down below!

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SOURCE: Austin Chronicle

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.