Henry Rollins has joined the cast of the sci-fi animated series NEW GENERATION, currently in pre-production. Rollins will play the villain of the Deadalus series. The series is produced by JD and Chris Matonti and Julia Coppola of APNG Enterprises and is based on the superhero comic book series distributed by Marvel Comics.
Rollins is known for many things: punk rock icon, spoken word poet, actor, author and DJ. He currently hosts a weekly radio show on KCRW, LA’s famous NPR affiliate. In 2013, after previously hosting shows for IFC and “National Geographic,” Henry joined History Channel’s H2 network as host of the TV show. 10 things you don’t know. In 2014, Henry received the prestigious Ray Bradbury Creativity Award in recognition of his long-standing contribution to the arts, his passion for social activism, as well as his intense passion for the importance of maintaining books and libraries. His acting credits include animation Masters of the Universe and the acclaimed series Sons of anarchy.
“We are delighted that Henry Rollins is joining our All-Star Team NEW GENERATION cast, ”shared creator / director JD Matonti. “Henry will play our master villain Deadalus, a brilliant and tormented nanotechnology scientist exiled from NEW-GEN to The Underworld where he plots his revenge.”
Rollins, represented by CAA, joins previously announced cast members Lena Headey, Luke Wilson, Finn Wolfhard, Nick Wolfhard and Anya Chalotra.
NEW GENERATION is about twin brothers (who will be voiced by Finn Wolfhard and Nick Wolfhard) who live like ordinary teenagers and superheroes enhanced by nanotechnology. It is a futuristic utopia where humans, alien creatures, and mechanical life forms peacefully coexist. Designed and built with nanotechnology, NEW GENERATION balances nature and technology, weaving together an ecologically sustainable paradise. Its existence is threatened by nanotechnology warfare and the heroes of Earth and NEW GENERATION are called to overcome the pervasive evil.
Created by JD Matonti, Chris Matonti and Coppola from APNG, NEW GENERATIONwriter / showrunner is Brent Friedman, whose credits include the Star wars franchise, Halo 4, the call of duty, resident Evil, Star Trek: Enterprise, and Tale of the Borderlands. It is co-written by Eugene Son, who has worked on numerous superhero franchises, including Meeting vigilantes, Ultimate Spider-Man, Ben 10, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Pontoon and SMASH agents
In addition, Ken West, former CFO of Marvel has joined APNG’s board of directors as an advisor.
“Having long been CFO of Marvel Entertainment, leading to its $ 4.4 billion sale to Disney, I consider NEW GENERATIONThe universe of diverse characters and a well-crafted business plan, as a unique opportunity for APNG Enterprises, Inc. to replicate Marvel’s economic success and eventually become Marvel Entertainment 2.0, ”commented West.
NEW GENERATION plans to offer a multiplatform and multitech experience. Viewers will be able to download an augmented reality app that allows players to use nanotechnology powers to fight various creatures from the series. Fans can explore a web-based experience that weaves together science fact and fiction to describe what nanotechnology is and where it might be in the future.
Source: APNG Entreprises