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Casting: David Tennant locked for gen:LOCK; Jordan Peele's Weird City gets weirder; Keri Russell officially Star Wars-ing

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Jul 27, 2018

Casting news is flying in from all around the galaxy. From David Tennant to Keri Russell to LeVar Burton, here's what projects you can catch your favorites in next.

David Tennant (Doctor Who) is adding to his voice acting resume and is officially joining Rooster Teeth's upcoming sci-fi anime-style series gen:LOCKin which a global war has broken out that involves "giant, weaponized robot bodies." According to Variety, Tennant will voice Doc, the inventor of the mecha technology the show -- debuting in January 2019 -- is named for. Tennant, no stranger to voice work, is currently also voicing Scrooge McDuck on DuckTales.


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We were blessed with the announcement earlier today of the start of filming of the final Star Wars film in the current trilogy, along with a list of actors in the film. But one name was conspicuously absent, as we'd heard earlier this month that Keri Russell was in talks to join the film.

Luckily for us, Russell will, in fact, be in Star Wars: Episode IX. According to Deadline, though it wasn't at the time of Lucasfilm's announcement today, the ink is now dry on Russell's deal to play an unnamed character (of course). But for all of you Felicity fans out there, the official J.J. Abrams / Keri Russell reunion is happening.


American Horror Story: Apocalypse has found its antichrist in Cody Fern. On Friday, American Horror Story co-creator Ryan Murphy tweeted the announcement of Fern, who will play the character of Michael Langdon, who appeared first in Season 1 as the adopted grandson of Jessica Lang's character.

It was recently announced that Season 8 will feature a crossover with Seasons 1 and 3: Murder House and Coven, respectively, so we can probably expect to see some other familiar characters returning as well. The latest season of American Horror Story premieres Sept. 12 on FX.


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Yes, we'll take another sci-fi anthology series, please. Jordan Peele (Get Out) is producing and writing a new half-hour comedy anthology series for YouTube called Weird City.

The series announced a slew of guest stars to the roster of talent today, including names such as Ed O’Neill, Rosario Dawson, Michael Cera, Laverne Cox, Dylan O’Brien, Sara Gilbert, and LeVar Burton. The series is set in a city called Wierd and will use comedy and sci-fiction to examine issues impacting our current-day society. The series will consist of six episodes and will be released via YouTube Premium (formerly You Tube Red) in 2019.

Which projects are you most excited to see?