Critical Role’s ‘The Legend of Vox Machina’ Gets A Trailer, Coming To Amazon This January

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13 Jan 22

Amazon has released a “red band” trailer for The Legend of Vox Machina, a new animated fantasy series from the minds of the hugely popular Critical Role.

They’re rowdy, they’re ragtag, they’re misfits turned mercenaries for hire. Vox Machina is more interested in easy money and cheap ale than actually protecting the realm. But when the kingdom is threatened by evil, this boisterous crew realizes that they are the only ones capable of restoring justice. What began as a simple payday is now the origin story behind Exandria’s newest heroes.

United as Protectors of the Realm, we follow Vox Machina as they venture beyond the walls of Emon to battle even darker forces across the kingdom. Throughout the first season, they will face undead giants, help overthrow a sinister necromancer, and confront a powerful curse that has taken root inside their own group. Through it all, they learn how to function as a team, and discover they’re much more than that: they’re family.

For those of you that have never heard of Critical Role, it is a weekly live-streamed Dungeons & Dragons game set in Exandria, which is the world created by veteran voice actor and Dungeon Master, Matthew Mercer. Each week, Matthew leads his friends (also fellow voice actors!) on epic adventures. The live stream grew into something of a phenomenon, drawing huge audiences to their Twitch channel and audio-only podcast. This content agreement builds on the long-standing engagement Critical Role has had with the Amazon-owned live-streaming service.

‘The Legend of Vox Machina’ stars the Critical Role cast of Laura Bailey (Future-Worm!), Taliesin Jaffe (Mr. Mum), Ashley Johnson (Blindspot), Liam O’Brien (Carmen Sandiego), Matthew Mercer (Amphibia), Marisha Ray (Thrashtopia), Sam Riegel (Duck Tales), and Travis Willingham (Ben 10), who are reprising their roles; they will also serve as executive producers, alongside Brandon Auman (Star Wars: Resistance) and Chris Prynoski (Metalocalypse), with Sung Jin Ahn (Niko and the Sword of Light) joining as supervising director.

Emmy award-winning studio Titmouse (Big Mouth, Star Trek: Lower Decks) is the animation partner. Critical Role is represented by CAA, who helped broker the deal. The animated series was handed an initial order for two seasons, so will definitely be returning.

The Legend of Vox Machina‘ Season 1 will premiere Friday, 28th January 2021 on Amazon Prime in the UK and around the world.