The upcoming animated series based on the Marvel Comics series New-Gen is getting some more star power in its voice cast with the lastest annoucement that actors Lena Headey and Luke Wilson have joined the cast of the upcoming series.
NEW-GEN® is about twin brothers (to be voiced by Finn Wolfhard & Nick Wolfhard) who live as ordinary teenagers and nanotech enhanced superheroes. NEW-GEN is a futuristic utopia where human beings, alien creatures, and mechanical life-forms peacefully co-exist. Designed and built with nanotechnology, NEW-GEN balances nature and technology, weaving together an ecologically sustainable paradise. Its existence becomes threatened by a nanotech war and heroes from Earth and NEW-GEN are called to defeat the encroaching evil.
NEW-GEN® is being produced with Emmy Award®-winning animation partner Bardel Entertainment, whose animated series include Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Dragon Prince, Rick & Morty, Angry Birds, Teen Titans Go, Monsters VS Aliens and Dinotrux.
Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Lena Headey will play the beautiful and prophetic “Thea,” the matriarch of the “Association for the Protection of NEW-GEN.” She is internationally known as Cersei Lannister in the series Game of Thrones. Other credits include Wizards, Fighting With My Family, The Purge, and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.
Luke Wilson will play the humorous, mischievous “Roboduck,” the comic sidekick who burps fire. His credits include the series Stargirl and Enlightened and the films Concussion, Meadowland and the upcoming 12 Mighty Orphans.
NEW-GEN® plans to offer a multi-platform, multi-tech experience. Viewers will be able to download an augmented reality app enabling players’ use of nanotech powers to battle various creatures from the show. Fans can explore a web-based experience which weaves scientific fact and fiction to depict what nanotech is and where it might be in the future.
New-Gen is currently in pre-production.