Attendees of The Legend of Vox Machina panel at NYCC got a surprise treat when the cast of Critical Role did a table read of a scene from the first episode of the show, which also served as a first official clip from the highly anticipated series. The cast of Critical Role (all of whom are veteran voice actors) provided fans with a sneak peek of the show at their packed panel at NYCC. Amazon Prime posted the panel read on their YouTube page, which can be viewed below:
Critical Role is a popular webseries featuring a group of voice actors playing Dungeons & Dragons. The show's cast includes Matthew Mercer, Marisha Ray, Liam O'Brien, Taliesin Jaffe, Ashley Johnson, Sam Riegel, and Travis Willingham. The Legend of Vox Machina is an animated adaptation of Critical Role's first D&D campaign, which started as a home game and eventually made its way onto Geek & Sundry as programming back in 2015. While that campaign wrapped in 2018, the characters have remained relevant as they still appear in various Critical Role merchandise, comics, and even book deals. In 2019, Critical Role launched a Kickstarter campaign to self-fund production of an animated series featuring the characters and adapting events from the first campaign. The campaign raised over $11 million and became one of the most-funded Kickstarter campaigns of all time. Amazon Studios agreed to pick up the series and renewed the show for a second season while still in production.
Brandon Auman (Star Wars: Resistance) and Chris Prynoski (Metalocalypse) will also serve as executive producers of the new animated series in addition to the cast of Critical Role, with Sung Jin Ahn (Niko and the Sword of Light) joining as supervising director. Titmouse Studios is serving as the animation partner for the show.
The Legend of Vox Machina's first season will run 10 episodes, with the second season adding an additional 14 episodes. The Critical Role cast will reprise their original character roles for the series, with Mercer playing the roles of several iconic NPCs.
The adventure begins for The Legend of Vox Machina when it debuts on Amazon Prime on February 4, 2022.