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David Tennant - gen:LOCK

David Tennant - gen:LOCK

David Tennant is one of the voice cast of gen:LOCK and voices the character Doctor Rufus Weller (also known as Doc). He is the lead scientist with the Experimental Science Unit (ESU) and the inventor of the gen:LOCK technology.

The news was announced at the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills on Friday 27th July 2018.

gen:LOCK is an animated sci-fi series which will be available exclusively on Rooster Teeth's online subscription network FIRST from www.roosterteeth.com. FIRST is available on a free 30 day trial and then costs $4.99 per month.

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 giant, weaponized robot bodies known as mecha. These daring recruits will find, however, that their newfound abilities come at no small cost.

Previously announced members of the voice cast are Michael B. Jordan who will voice the main character, Julian Chase (Dakota Fanning as voice expert mech pilot and Chase’s love interest Miranda Worth) and Koichi Yamadera as Kazu Iida who is one of the new recruits transferring from Japan’s military forces, to fight alongside Chase in the gen:LOCK program.

gen:LOCK is the second anime-style series and third 3D animated series from Rooster Teeth Animation. RWBY, which enters its sixth season this fall, is a global anime phenomenon. Red vs. Blue is Rooster Teeth’s first 3D animated series that began as a machinima production before incorporating custom animation and is the longest running web series of all time. Outlier Productions, Jordan’s production company, is co-producing gen:LOCK along with Rooster Teeth.

The press release about David's involvement included:
'Tennant is sci-fi royalty and we are thrilled to have him join this amazing cast' from Burnie Burns who is co-founder and chief creative officer at Rooster Teeth.
Gray G. Haddock gen:Lock showrunner and head of Rooster Teeth Animation said '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 premiered online on Saturday 26th January 2019. From August 2019 it was shown on the station Adult Swim.

The complete first season will be released on DVD and Blu-ray in the US on Tuesday 1st October 2019 and in the UK on Monday 28th October.

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2019
gen:LOCK concludes its linear television premiere tonight.
The eight episode (Identity Crisis) is on the channel Adult Swim in the US at 11.30pm. Updated 21/9

gen:LOCK episode seven (It Never Rains) has its linear television premiere on the channel Adult Swim in the US tonight. Updated 14/9

gen:LOCK episode six (The Only Me I Know) has its linear television premiere on the channel Adult Swim in the US tonight. Updated 7/9

gen:LOCK episode five (The Best Defense) has its linear television premiere on the channel Adult Swim in the US tonight. Updated 31/8

First series of gen:LOCK to be released on DVD and Blu-ray in the UK on Monday 28th October. Updated 29/8

The first season of gen:LOCK is available to pre-order on Blu-ray and DVD in the US from today. Updated 27/8

gen:LOCK episode four (Training Daze) has its linear television premiere on the channel Adult Swim in the US tonight. Updated 24/8

gen:LOCK episode three (Second birthday) has its linear television premiere tonight on the channel Adult Swim in the US. Updated 17/8

gen:LOCK episode two (There's Always Tomorrow) has its linear television premiere on the channel Adult Swim in the US tonight. Updated 10/8

gen:LOCK has its linear television premiere on the channel Adult Swim in the US tonight.
The first episode is titled Pilot and will be shown starting at 11.30pm. Updated 3/8

The first season of gen:LOCK is released on digital download in the US today. Updated 9/7

First season of gen:LOCK to be released on digital download, Blu-ray and DVD.
The complete first season of the animated sci-fi series gen:LOCK will be available on digital download from tomorrow (9th July).
It will also be released on DVD and Blu-ray on Tuesday 1st October in the US. It will be available to pre-order from Tuesday 27th August. Updated 8/7

gen:LOCK to have its linear television premiere on US television in August.
It will be broadcast on the channel Adult Swim in the US starting on Saturday 3rd August.
The eight episode series will be part of Adult Swim's Toonami block. Updated 7/7

The first episode of gen:LOCK (The Pilot) is available free online and should play worldwide on RoosterTeeth.com. Updated 27/1

gen:LOCK launches online today. Updated 26/1

The official trailer for gen:LOCK has been posted to YouTube. Updated 17/1


2018
A new clip from gen:LOCK featuring David Tennant has been posted online. Updated 26/11

A First Look video from gen:LOCK. Updated 11/10

A video of David Tennant teasing his gen:LOCK character makes a "misstep" has been posted to YouTube. Updated 10/10

gen:LOCK start date announced: Saturday 26th January 2019. Updated 8/10

New teaser video of gen:LOCK posted online. Updated 15/9

Exclusive gen:LOCK footage will be shown at RTX London today. Updated 15/9

Teaser video provides first chance to hear David Tennant in gen:LOCK. Updated 4/8

David Tennant has joined the voice cast of gen:LOCK.
David has voiced the character Doctor Rufus Weller (also known as Doc).
gen:LOCK is an animated sci-fi series which will be available online from HJanuary 2019. Updated 28/7


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