Start preparing for an adventure because with the Critical Role crew, you never know what endearing shenanigans are to come. And things are about to get animated big time in The Legend of Vox Machina. The upcoming Critical Role animated series for Prime Video is just a month away. The official red band trailer is nothing short of a delight.
The series is based on the Critical Role’s first live-streamed RPG campaign back in 2015. In 2019, the group launched a Kickstarter to make a 22-minute animated special based on the Vox Machina adventures. Critical met their backing goal in minutes and later expanded the special into a 10-episode season. When Amazon Studios got on board, they expanded it even further. So now we have 24 episodes of The Legend of Vox Machina to look forward to. The episodes are divided into two 12-episode seasons. And the first season drops in just a few weeks.
Here’s the synopsis from Prime Video:
The Legend of Vox Machina is an animated fantasy-adventure series for adults that follows Vox Machina, a band of misfits with a fondness for boozing and brawling. In a desperate attempt to pay off their mounting bar tab, these unlikely heroes end up on a quest to save the realm of Exandria from dark magical forces. From a sinister necromancer to a powerful curse, the group confronts a variety of obstacles that not only test their skills, but also the strength of their bond.
Naturally, it wouldn’t be a Critical Role project without its beloved creators and cast. Laura Bailey, Taliesin Jaffe, Ashley Johnson, Liam O’Brien, Matthew Mercer, Marisha Ray, Sam Riegel, and Travis Willingham all reprise their roles for Vox Machina and serve as executive producers. Brandon Auman, Chris Prynoski, Shannon Prynoski, and Ben Kalina are also executive producing.
Plus, the series has a stacked guest voice cast:
- Stephanie Beatriz as Lady Kima
- Anjali Bhimani as Head Cleric
- Eugene Byrd as Jarrett
- Esmé Creed-Miles as Cassandra de Rolo
- Felicia Day as Captain of Emon
- Darin De Paul as Kerrion Stonefell
- Grey Griffin as Delilah Briarwood
- Tony Hale as Sir Fince
- Bobby Hall aka Logic as Palace Guard
- Kelly Hu as Dr. Anna Ripley
- Sunil Malhotra as Gilmore
- Rory McCann as Duke Vedmire
- Max Mittelman as Desmond
- Dominic Monaghan as Archibald Desnay
- Khary Payton as Sovereign Uriel Tal’Dorei
- Mason Alexander Park as the Tavern Keeper
- Stacey Raymond as Bryn
- Stephen Root as Professor Anders
- David Tennant as General Krieg
- Tracie Thoms as the Everlight
- Gina Torres as Keeper Yennen
- Indira Varma as Lady Allura Vysoren
The 12-episode first season debuts on January 28, with three episodes dropping every week.
Originally published January 12, 2022.