Get ready for an animated adventure by some Bujin and Browlin, the critics: the critical role in the “The Legend of Vox Machine” series will come to Amazon Prime video next February.
Season 1 of The Legend of Vox Machina, an adult animated fantasy-adventure series based on Critical Role’s first Dungeons & Dragons campaign, is set to premiere on February 4, 2022, featuring worldwide prime video streams. Amazon Studios has ordered a total of 2 epis episodes over two seasons.
Amazon announced the premiere date on Friday at a virtual New York Comic Con panel with the cast of the founder and critical role. It reveals the critical sequence of the show’s title sequence (see below or at this link) and a scene from “The Legend of Vox Machines” (below or at this link) with the cast’s F-bombed live reading.
The show follows Vox Machines, a band of eight improbable heroes who – desperately trying to pay for their mounted bar tab – find themselves trying to save the kingdom of Alexandria from dark magical forces. The critical role, which began live streaming of the Vox Machine campaign in March 2015 (and ended in November 2010), was formed by a group of friends who met as voiceover actors and began playing D&D role-playing games together.
“The Legend of Vox Machine” is a production of Amazon Studio, a critical role and animation studio Titmouse for Amazon Prime Video.
Leading roles in the series are founders and cast members Laura Bailey, Talisin Jaffe, Ashley Johnson, Liam O’Brien, Marisha Ray, Sam Regal, Travis Willingham and game master Matthew Mercer. Brandon Auman (“Star Wars: Resistance”) and Chris Prinoski (“Metalocalyps”) of Titmouse worked as co-founders of eight CRs as well as executive producers.
The “The Legend of Vox Machine” animation project began in 2019, when the critical role launched a kick starter campaign to produce a 22-minute animated special. They surpassed their original funding target of $ 750,000 in less than an hour পর্যন্ত eventually raising 11.39 million and setting a record for the most funded film and video project in Kickstarter history. The outpouring of support from CR fans (aka Creators) caught the attention of executives at Amazon Studios, who chose the series to strengthen its adult-animation slate.
Character art created by Sang Jin Ahan (“Nico and the Sword of Light”) series managing director, Emmy-winning artist, animator and designer Phil Boursa. The score is by Neil Acre (“Overwatch,” “World of Warcraft,” “Stargate SG-1”). Peter Habib and Mr. Fantastic Bird Scanlan wrote and produced the original songs for Shorthault (with Regal, who voiced the character).
Separately, the critical role is set to launch its third D&D campaign, which premieres October 21 with an episode that will simulate on Twitch and YouTube and in 30 Cinemark theaters across the country. The year-long campaign will be followed by CR’s “Alexandria Unlimited” mini-campaign and the group’s second campaign, following the exploitation of the Mighty Nine Adventure Party.
See the title sequence “The Legend of Vox Machina”:
Watch CR Cast Live Read: