CRITICAL ROLE Shares First Character Art for Animated Series

Critical Role fans know the show’s cast can get pretty animated during a session. Now their characters actually will be. The Dungeons & Dragons crew is making the move from the web to Amazon. With an all-new animated series that will expand their world of heroes and monsters. And the first look at character art for The Legend of Vox Machina shows the series will be an epic new chapter in the tales of Percival de Rolo, Pike Trickfoot, Grog Strongjaw, Scanlan Shorthalt, Keyleth, Vax’ildan, and Vex’ahlia.

A drawing of Dungeons & Dragons characters from Critical Role's animated seriesAmazon

Critical Role shared the first glimpse at their upcoming animated show’s characters. The heroic group made its debut during the latest installment in Critical Role‘s behind-the-scenes digital series. They also revealed Phil Bourassa (Young Justice, Batman: Bad Blood, Justice League) will serve as the lead character designer on The Legend of Vox Machina.

Fans of Bourassa’s work can see how he has translated his style to Critical Role‘s D&D universe.

The series will give the show’s loyal fanbase a chance to see their favorite performers’ characters in action. In a story that will feature some—ahem—deadly foes. Here’s the show’s official synopsis:

“The Legend of Vox Machina follows a group of second-rate adventurers on a quest to save the realm from terrifying monsters and dark magical forces. Throughout the first season, our characters will face undead giants, 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.”

Stars Laura Bailey, Taliesin Jaffe, Ashley Johnson, Liam O’Brien, Matthew Mercer, Marisha Ray, Sam Riegel, and Travis Willingham will reprise their roles on the show. They will also serve as executive producers. As will Brandon Auman (Star Wars Resistance) and Chris Prynoski (Metalocalypse). Sung Jin Ahn (Niko and the Sword of Light) joins the series as supervising director. Titmouse studio serves as co-producers on the series, which will air exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.

The series follows the group’s successful 2019 Kickstarter for a 22-minute The Legend of Vox Machina animated special. What followed was “the most-funded TV, film or animated project in Kickstarter history.” The campaign raised over $11.3 million. Enough for 24 episodes and two seasons.

We already know how they can guarantee funding for a third season: sell posters of this character art. Critical Role fans would love to hear that.

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