Michael B. Jordan’s gen:LOCK season 2 premiering on HBO Max
Variety brings word that gen:LOCK Season 2, starring Michael B. Jordan, will premiere on WarnerMedia’s HBO Max. The popular animated mecha series from Rooster Teeth will run exclusively on the new streamer for 90 days before becoming available on Rooster Teeth’s First subscription-streaming service.
Gen:LOCK is a half-hour dystopian series is set 50 years in the future, in which an oppressive authoritarian force threatens to conquer the world. The resistance recruits a team of pilots for a new form of devastating mecha — with Jordan voicing lead character Julian Chase, the first to volunteer for the cause — but they must be willing to sacrifice everything.
Billy Wee, senior VP of original animation for HBO Max, said: “We are proud to bring gen:Lock’s bold vision, inventive style, and extraordinary cast to HBO Max, and to build on the success that our partners at Rooster Teeth and Outlier Society have crafted so skillfully.”
“We were blown away by the response to the first season of this show, both by the Rooster Teeth community and the Adult Swim audience and cannot wait to bring it to more fans of action, sci-fi, and mecha animation,” added Rooster Teeth co-founder Matt Hullum.
Additional voice cast members include Dakota Fanning (The Alienist), Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones), Golshifteh Farahani (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales), and David Tennant (Jessica Jones, Doctor Who).
Gen:LOCK is executive produced by Jordan and Alana Mayo of Jordan’s production company Outlier Society, along with Rooster Teeth’s Matt Hullum and Ryan P. Hall. The series is produced by Rooster Teeth’s in-house animation studio in Austin, Texas.
The first season of the animated series was initially available on Rooster Teeth’s subscription VOD service. WarnerMedia then began airing episodes on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim over the summer.