Rooster Teeth has tapped Maisie Williams, the 21-year-old English actress who rose to fame on HBO’s historic Game Of Thrones series, to appear in its forthcoming gen:LOCK.
The animated show, which marks Rooster Teeth’s second-ever anime-style outing, is about a diverse team of pilot recruits who have been tapped to control giant, weaponized robot bodies known as ‘mecha’ in order to fight for earth’s last free society in a global war. The immensely star-studded voice cast already includes Michael B. Jordan (who is co-producing the series through his Outlier Productions), Dakota Fanning, David Tennant, and Koichi Yamadera. It will also feature appearances by homegrown Rooster Teeth stars like Lindsay Jones, Miles Luna, and Blaine Gibson.
Williams will play Cammie MacCloud — a Scottish hacker with boundless energy who marks the youngest recruit to the gen:LOCK program. Her casting was announced over the weekend at RTX London by series creator and showrunner Gray G. Haddock.
“Working with Maisie is as fun as it gets,” Haddock said 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.”
Check out a teaser for the series, which premieres in January on Rooster Teeth’s proprietary app and web platforms, below: