Video game meets RPG meets South Park in Prime Video’s upcoming adult animated fantasy-adventure series The Legend of Vox Machina.
The series, created in 2D animation, features a band of foul-mouthed fight-seeking misfits. In an attempt to pay off their mounting bar tabs, the gang ends up on a quest to save the realm of Exandria from – what else? – dark magical forces, including a sinister necromancer.
The Legend of Vox Machina is a production of Amazon Studios, Critical Role and Titmouse for Prime Video. The series stars Critical Role founders and cast members Laura Bailey, Taliesin Jaffe, Ashley Johnson , Liam O’Brien, Matthew Mercer, Marisha Ray, Sam Riegel and Travis Willingham. The Critical Role cast also serves as executive producers, alongside Brandon Auman, Chris Prynoski, Shannon Prynoski and Ben Kalina.
Critical Role is a story-driven media company created by a group of voice actors that started out sitting around a table together as friends creating epic stories. In 2019, they launched a Kickstarter campaign to produce a 22-minute animated special based on the characters and adventures of Vox Machina, Critical Role’s original live-streamed tabletop role-playing game.
They met their initial funding goal within minutes, and thanks to Critical Role’s passionate fanbase, the campaign continued to gain traction, raising more than $11.3 million and becoming one of the most funded film and video projects in Kickstarter history. The fan support allowed Critical Role to expand the special into a 10-episode season.
When Amazon Studios picked up the series, it built on that support by ordering an additional 14 episodes, bringing the total number of episodes to 24 across two seasons, which will stream exclusively on Prime Video.
The Legend of Vox Machina kicks off January 28 with the first three episodes available in more than 240 territories worldwide, and three more episodes dropping each week for a total of four weeks and 12 episodes in season one.