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Currently living in the deep south, Heather splits her time between studying for her undergraduate courses and avoiding melting in the sun through various means, the majority of it nerd-focused. When she's not rage quitting a game, listening to the newest Rooster Teeth podcast, or writing for Nerdbot, you can find usually find her practicing her illustration.

Rooster Teeth has added another well known name to its upcoming sci-fi anime series gen:LOCK. David Tennant, known for his work on Doctor Who and Jessica Jones, has jumped back into the world of science fiction. Tennant will be lending his voice to Dr. Rufus Weller (aka “Doc”), the inventor of the technology used in gen:LOCK who works with the Experimental Science Unit.

Tennant is joining an ever expanding cast of star power for the series. Michael B. Jordan will lead the cast as Julian Chase, a young fighter pilot turned candidate for the gen:LOCK program. Dakota Fanning (The Alienist) will play Miranda Worth, an expert pilot and love interest for Chase, and Koichi Yamadera (Ghost in the Shell, Cowboy Bebop) will play Kazu Iida, a transfer from Japan’s military and fresh new recruit to the team. Finally, Monica Rial (Dragonball Z, RWBY) will voice Col. Raquel Marin.

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gen:LOCK focuses Earth’s last free society as they are on the losing side of a global war, who 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.

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gen:LOCK was teased at the beginning of 2018, along with the new animated show Nomad of Nowhere. This will be the second anime-style series for the company following the popular RWBY series, and it will be the company’s third 3D animated series, which includes the well known series Red vs Blue which just finished its 16th season. Fans can anticipate a 2019 debut.

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