Maisie Williams has joined the cast of the new animated series gen:LOCK. Produced by Rooster Teeth, gen:LOCK is set on a dystopian future Earth in which cultural divisions are solved through fighting in giant, mecha robot armor and follows a diverse team of young pilots.
Williams will voice Cammie MacCloud, a mischievous Scottish hacker with boundless energy, and the youngest recruit to the gen:LOCK program.
“Working with Maisie is as fun as it gets,” said gen:LOCK showrunner Gray G. Haddock in a statement. “Her energy and the sense of humor she brings to Cammie is an absolute delight. I’m running out of superlatives to describe how perfect this cast works for the characters, but Maisie truly sounds exactly like how Cammie does in my head — she’s brilliant.”
Williams’ costars on the series include Michael B. Jordan, David Tennant, Kōichi Yamadera, Dakota Fanning, and Monica Rial. The lead cast comes from intentionally inclusive backgrounds, with the goal being to normalize diversity.
Haddock told Comicbook.com in July, “I miss the Gene Roddenberry spirit behind Star Trek,” Haddock said. “The way he presented a certain role or character. No one would bat an eye at their sexuality, gender, color, or ethnicity. I’m sure we’ll catch some flak for our characters and be accused of being social justice warriors. However, I think this kind of diversity needs to be more present in our storytelling.”
gen:LOCK will premiere in January 2019 exclusively on Rooster Teeth.
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Source: Entertainment Weekly