Those who were present at the NYCC got a pleasant surprise at The Legend of Vox Machina panel when the cast of Critical Role did a table reading of a scene from the very first episode of the series, which also served as its first official clip from the widely anticipated series. The entire cast of Critical Role (all are veteran voice actors) gave fans a sneak peak at the show during their panel at the NYCC. The panel read was posted on YouTube by Amazon Prime on their own YouTube page, which can be seen below:
The Legend of Vox Machina Is An Animated Adaptation Of Critical Role
Critical Role is a well-known web series that featured a group of voice actors playing the game of Dungeons and Dragons. The cast for Critical Role includes Marisha Ray, Matthew Mercer, Liam O’Brien, Ashley Johnson, Taliesin Jaffe, Travis Willingham, and Sam Riegel. The Legend of Vox Machina happens to be an animated adaptation of Critical Role’s first Dungeons & Dragons campaign which began as a home game before eventually making its way into Geek and Sundry as a part of programming in 2015. While this campaign ended in 2018, the characters have remained relevant in Critical Role merchandise, book deals, and comics. A Kickstarter campaign was launched by Critical Role to fund the production of an animated show featuring the characters as well as adapting events from the first D&D campaign. This campaign raised well over $11 million before becoming the most funded Kickstarter campaign of all time. Amazon Studios had earlier agreed to pick up the series and renewed the series for a second season while it was still in production.
Star Wars: Resistance’s Brandon Auman and Metalocalypse’s Chris Prynoski will also serve as executive producers of the upcoming animated series in addition to the cast of Critical Role with Niko and the Sword of Light’s Sung Jin Ahn serving as its supervising director. Titmouse Studios serves as the show’s animation partner.
While Legend of the Vox Machina’s first season will have 10 episodes, with the second season adding an additional 14 episodes. The Critical Role cast will return to reprise their original roles for the show, with Mercer playing the roles of various iconic NPCs.
The Legend of Vox Machina debuts on Amazon Prime on February 4, 2022.