Lena Headey and Luke Wilson have joined the cast of the sci-fi animation series NEW-GEN, currently in pre-production. The show is being produced by J.D. and Chris Matonti and Julia Coppola of APNG Enterprises and is based on the superhero comic book series distributed by Marvel Comics.
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 animated series Infinity Train, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Wizards and Trollhunters, as well as live-action projects Fighting with My Family, The Purge, 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. He has provided voices for animated indie features Rock Dog and Battle for Terra.
Headey and Wilson, both represented by CAA, join previously announced cast members Finn Wolfhard, Nick Wolfhard and Anya Chalotra.
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 lifeforms peacefully coexist. 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.
Independent global kids and family TV distributor, Jetpack Distribution is representing the global rights for NEW-GEN.