Rosario Dawson Among Voice Cast of Netflix’s Animated Series “Terminator Zero”

Rosario Dawson has zeroed in on a new project…

The 45-year-old Puerto Rican and Cuban American actress and activist has joined the voiceover cast of Terminator Zero, the new animated series for Netflix to be released on August 29.

Rosario DawsonDawson will play Kokoro, an advanced AI and Japan’s answer to Skynet. If brought online, Kokoro will be endowed with the same power as Skynet.

Ann Dowd has joined the cast, meantime, as The Prophet, the philosophical guide for the human resistance, a light shepherding survivors in the darkness of the unknown future ahead.

Others joining the cast include André Holland as Malcolm Lee, a genius computer programmer and father of three who is haunted by prophetic nightmares of an apocalyptic future, and Sonoya Mizuno, who will voice Eiko, a resistance fighter sent back in time to stop Malcolm from launching Kokoro.

Terminator Zero features Timothy Olyphant as the Terminator.

Hailing from Japanese animation studio Production IG, the eight-episode series will be part of the Terminator universe but will center around new characters. It will be the first-ever iteration of the franchise to be animated.

The series is set in two time periods. In 2022, a future war has raged for decades between the few human survivors and an endless army of machines. In 1997, the AI known as Skynet gained self-awareness and began its war against humanity.

Caught between the future and this past is a soldier sent back in time to change the fate of humanity. She arrives in 1997 to protect a scientist named Malcolm Lee who works to launch a new AI system designed to compete with Skynet’s impending attack on humanity. As Malcolm navigates the moral complexities of his creation, he is hunted by an unrelenting assassin from the future which forever alters the fate of his three children.

The series comes from Mattson Tomlin, a writer on The Batman II, who serves as showrunner.

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