The voice cast of the animated series ‘gen:LOCK‘ keeps grabbing amazing talent as Asia Kate Dillon (‘Billions’) and Golshifteh Farahani (‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’) have both become attached to the production. The production company Rooster Teeth can’t seem to stop itself from attracting talent as these two are joining a cast which already consists of some significant genre actors including Michael B. Jordan, Dakota Fanning, Maisie Williams, and David Tennant.
In the show, we’ll see Dillon voicing Valentina “Val” Romanyszyn who is “a former Ukrainian covert agent who thought they were done fighting.” Here, Farahani will play Yasamin “Yaz” Madrani who is described as “a talented and confident recruit from Iran who finds her calling in the gen:LOCK program but won’t open up easily about her past.”
The series follows recently recruited pilots who are tasked to train to pilot “the next generation of giant, weaponized robot bodies known as mecha.” Early visuals from the series are pretty stunning and with the talent involved this seems like we’ll have a surefire hit on our hands for fans of this subgenre of science fiction.
According to ‘gen:LOCK’ writer and director Gray G. Haddock on the new casting:
“It’s been such a privilege to work alongside these amazing talents. There’s so much we want to do with these characters, and exploring together to find just the right approach has been an incredibly rewarding experience. I’ve bonded so much with Valentina and Yaz, and what Asia and Golshifteh have brought to the parts. I can’t wait for everyone to meet these characters.”
With the voice cast that the production has put together, this should at the very least sound amazing. I’m pretty sure we’re going to be in for something special when ‘gen:LOCK’ debuts.
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Source: Entertainment Weekly