I love Rooster Teeth’s animated series gen:LOCK and I cannot wait for the second season. Well apparently, the second season is going to be really exciting for a slew of other fans who have been asking for more diverse representation in the entertainment industry. It was recently revealed by Variety that the writer’s room for season two will be made up of Daniel Dominguez, Maasai Singleton, Evan Narcisse, Kristle Peluso, and Gavin Hignight. Dominguez, the head writer for the season, said:
When I was a teenager I fell in love with anime because my imagination was always strange and hyperbolic, the way cartoons are. I could not be more honored, and excited to have been given this opportunity to work with Rooster Teeth because they embrace that same spirit of expanding the boundaries of storytelling that is doing its small part to make the world a better and more empathetic place.
Michael B. Jordan stars in the series, and released the following statement:
Inclusivity and amplifying Black and Brown stories has always been at the forefront of Outlier Society and our productions. I am proud to work alongside HBO Max and Rooster Teeth to #ChangeHollywood and ensure our writers room for ‘Gen:Lock’ is a reflection of the world we live in.
If you want to get to know this team of writers, you may want to check out the Meet the Writers of gen:LOCK Season 2 panel as part of RTX next week. The panel will be available on Rooster Teeth’s site on September 21 at 2 PM ET.
Here’s the synopsis that was released:
“On a dying Earth in the midst of a now unstoppable climate collapse, two utterly distinct visions for the future of the human race have come to dominate: The Polity and the Union. The future of humanity, if it is to have one, rests in some form of mechanization or digitization. On opposing sides of this fundamental debate, the Polity and the Union remained locked in a brutal and unforgiving war…
A war the Polity is losing, despite the heroic efforts of their greatest soldiers, the Gen:Lock team – Chase, Cammie, Yaz, Kazu and Val, who continue to upload their minds to their Holon units and fight for their vision of a better future on the front lines.
As we meet the figurehead of the Union — Brother Tate — and the citizens for whom he spills Polity blood, the nature of the conflict between the two sides will be seen in a whole new light. A light that, for Chase, will test his loyalty to the Polity… as he digs deeper into the nature of the war and realizes nothing he thought is what it seems…”
gen:LOCK also stars Dakota Fanning, Maisie Williams, Golshifteh Farahani, and David Tennant.