It was announced this weekend that gen:LOCK would be premiering on Toonami, the announcement initially started out as tease on Saturday morning July, 6th from the Rooster Teeth Twitter with Rooster Teeth sending out a tweet to the Adult Swim Twitter account asking Adult Swim if they like giant robots.
@adultswim Y’all like big robots?
— Rooster Teeth (@RoosterTeeth) July 6, 2019
That tweet sent fans into a frenzy with many hoping that meant Toonami and Rooster Teeth would be partnering up. Well fans wishes were confirmed when Rooster Teeth followed that tease with an official announcement on Sunday morning July 7th, announcing that gen:LOCK would be premiering on Toonami on August 3rd, an announcement was also made on the official Toonami Facebook.
— Rooster Teeth (@RoosterTeeth) July 7, 2019
Today we received a press release from Warner Media, the press release is as follows:
Adult Swim, the top destination for young adults for more than a decade, continues to invest in creator driven, original animated content.
Toonami adds all-new gen:LOCK to the network’s popular anime-obsessed line up. This mecha-anime style series from Rooster Teeth will make its exclusive broadcast premiere on Saturday, August 3rd.
The new show is a mecha-anime style series set fifty years in the future, where an oppressive authoritarian force threatens to conquer the world. A daring team is recruited to pilot a new form of weaponized neuroscience that powers devastating mecha, but they must be willing to sacrifice everything to save the world. Starring Michael B. Jordan (Creed, Black Panther), Dakota Fanning (The Alienist, Twilight Saga), Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones, Early Man, New Mutants), Kōichi Yamadera (Cowboy Bebop, Ghost in the Shell), Golshifteh Farahani (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales), Asia Kate Dillon (Billions), and David Tennant (Jessica Jones, Dr. Who), gen:LOCK is a half-hour series from Rooster Teeth, co-produced with Jordan’s Outlier Society.