The ‘Critical Role’ RPG show has added a host of high-profile names.
Amazon Studios have announced that a host of famous voices are joining The Legend of Vox Machina; David Tennant, Dominic Monaghan, Stephanie Beatriz, Felicia Day, Tony Hale, Gina Torres and Indira Varma will all feature in the show.
The show, based on a live-streamed table-top role playing game, was first conceived as a 22-minute animated special. After an incredibly successful 2019 Kickstarter, which raised over $11.3 million, it was then boosted to a ten-episode season. It grew again when Amazon Studios came on board, now comprising 24 episodes over two seasons.
The show’s creators, a self-titled group of “nerdy-ass voice actors” includes Laura Bailey, Taliesin Jaffe, Ashley Johnson, Liam O’Brien (Star Wars: The Bad Batch), Matthew Mercer, Marisha Ray, Sam Riegel and Travis Willingham – all of whom will be playing their original characters.
Here’s the premise for The Legend of Vox Machina:
Based on the beloved characters and adventures of Critical Role’s first livestreamed tabletop role-playing game (RPG) campaign, 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.
The Council of Emon
We know who the new additions are playing, filling out a governing body called The Council of Emon. David Tennant is General Krieg and Stephanie Beatriz plays Lady Kima. Indira Varma is Allura while Tony Hale voices Sir Fince. Felicia Day plays Captain of Emon, Dominic Monaghan is Archibald, a dwarf and rebel leader, and Gina Torres plays Keeper Yennen. Additionally, The Walking Dead‘s Khary Payton will play Sovereign Uriel Tal’Dorei.
The Critical Role cast also serve as executive producers, with Brandon Auman (Star Wars: Resistance), Chris Prynoski, Shannon Prynoski, and Ben Kalina.
The Legend of Vox Machina begins on Prime Video on Friday the 28th of January, dropping three episodes. Further trios of episodes will be released weekly.
The show looks like a lot of NSFW fun – will you be watching?