The second season of the HBO Max original adult animated series, GEN:LOCK, debuts 4 November. The show became an instant hit with its dystopian narrative and all-star voice cast.
The series is executive produced by and stars Michael B. Jordan (Black Panther) and also executive produced by Alana Mayo. Jordan’s production company, Outlier Society, is co-producing the series alongside Ryan P. Hall and Dan Shorr for WarnerMedia’s Rooster Teeth.
GEN:LOCK takes place fifty years in the future. It tells the story of an oppressive authoritarian force that threatens to conquer the world. Dakota Fanning (Twilight Saga), Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones), Golshifteh Farahani (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales), G.K. Bowes (Raya and the Last Dragon), Asia Kate Dillon (Orange is the New Black), Kōichi Yamadera (Dragon Ball) and David Tennant (Dr. Who) all return for the second season.
In this new season, a war leaves behind only a handful of highly skilled soldiers fighting for the future of humanity as a deteriorating Earth, due to an unstoppable climate collapse, has two distinct visions for the future of the human race: The Polity and the Union. The Polity and the Union remained locked in a brutal and unforgiving war. When, after sustaining devastating injuries, pilot Julian Chase (Jordan) returns from the dead in the form of a Holon warrior, one of a select few whose mind is compatible with the mech-suit GEN:LOCK program.
As Dr. Weller (Tennant) works to crack the gen:LOCK code, it’s up to Chase, Miranda (Fanning), Cammie (Williams), and their team of intrepid Polity fighters to fend off the authoritarian Union. But as the war rages on, Chase must decide if he’s willing to sacrifice everything, including friends, family, and his own humanity- to save an increasingly hostile world.
Earlier, Rooster Teeth Animation and Viz Media brought out an art book titled The Art of GEN:LOCK. It is by New York Times bestselling author Daniel Wallace before the release of GEN:LOCK season two on HBO Max. The 160-page book can be purchased for $30 from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Bookshop.org, RightStuf, and Walmart.