David Tennant is among the vocal talent showcased in an extended trailer for the upcoming animated series based on the game ARK: Survival Evolved. David voices the character Sir Edmund Rockwell in both the TV series and in ARK: Genesis 2, the recently announced expansion pack for the game.
ARK: The Animated Series chronicles the story of a mysterious primeval land populated by dinosaurs and other extinct creatures, where people from throughout human history have been resurrected. When 21st century Australian paleontologist Helena Walker awakes on the ARK after tragedy, she must learn to survive and find new allies, or die again at the hands of ruthless warlords -- all while trying to uncover the true nature of their strange new world.
The star-studded voice cast is revealed below:
- Gerard Butler - General Gaius Marcellus Nerva, a brutal ancient Roman despot.
- Devery Jacobs - Alasie, a peppy 17th century Inuit teenager, now finding her place on the ARK.
- Cissy Jones - The Gladiatrix, a formidable commander in Nerva's army.
- Madeleine Madden - 21st century Australian paleontologist Helena Walker, newly awoken on the ARK.
- Deborah Mailman - Deborah Walker, a 21st century Aboriginal Australian activist, and mother to Helena Walker.
- Zahn McClarnon - Thunder Comes Charging, a 19th century Lakota warrior who leads a thriving community on the ARK.
- Malcolm McDowell - Senator Lucius Cassius Virilis, a manipulative aristocrat during the reign of Caesar Augustus.
- Juliet Mills - Chava, a wise healer and village councilmember.
- Elliot Page - Victoria Walker, an idealistic humanitarian aid worker, and wife of Helena Walker.
- Ragga Ragnars - Queen Sigrid, a bellicose 10th century Viking warlord.
- David Tennant - Sir Edmund Rockwell, an egocentric 19th century scientist harboring dark ambitions.
- Alan Tudyk - The Captain, a crusty buccaneer who profitably sails the dangerous waters around the ARK.
- Karl Urban - Bob, a recent square-jawed ARK arrival.
- Jeffrey Wright - Henry Townsend, an 18th century American watchmaker and Patriot spy.
- Michelle Yeoh - Meiyin Li, a 3rd century Chinese rebel leader, known on the ARK by her reputation as the formidable “Beast Queen.”
- Ron Yuan - Han Li, a 3rd century Chinese rebel leader and brother to Meiyin.
Other guest cast includes Russell Crowe playing Kor the Prophet, an eccentric ‘dino-whisperer’ hailing from a time before recorded history and Vin Diesel playing 24th century ‘Mek’-pilot, gearhead, and freedom-fighter Santiago.
Created and executive produced by the game’s creators Jeremy Stieglitz and Jesse Rapczak, ARK: The Animated Series is composed of fourteen 30-minute episodes and has two seasons currently in production ahead of a 2022 launch.