Amazon has sensed that putting its weight behind Critical Role might be a savvy idea…
Amazon has swung into view to further partner up with the Critical Role brand.
If you’ve never heard of Critical Role, the live-action series has been streaming on Twitch for the last four years, and features professional voice actors playing Dungeons & Dragons. The animated special based on its adventures and characters – The Legend of Vox Machina – became the most funded TV, film or animated project in Kickstarter history earlier this year, raising over $11.3M. That sum was enough to make 10 Legend of Vox Machina episodes!
Now, with Amazon’s support, 24 episodes will be made for the service to stream across two seasons.
Per Amazon’s synopsis:
“When we meet the members of Vox Machina in Critical Role: The Legend of Vox Machina, they’re a rowdy, ragtag assortment of swords and wands-for-hire. Seven wandering dumbasses who care more about easy money and cheap ale than actually protecting the realm. But when their home city of Emon is attacked by a horrific monster, they realise they are the only ones capable of avenging their neighbours and restoring justice. United as Protectors of the Realm, we follow Vox Machina as they venture beyond the walls of Emon to battle even darker forces across the kingdom. Throughout the first season of Critical Role: The Legend of Vox Machina, they will face undead giants, help 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.”
“We were absolutely floored by the level of enthusiasm we received on the Kickstarter campaign, and now we can deliver exactly what the fans wanted, and MORE,” said Critical Role‘s Sam Riegel and Travis Willingham. “Teaming with Prime Video to deliver the series to fans across the globe is exciting and surreal — and we’re psyched to be able to tell even more stories with not just one, but two 12-episode seasons!”
“Critical Role blazed a new trail for original digital content, with fresh new voices and humour that earned devoted fans around the world, as evidenced by their wildly successful Kickstarter campaign,” added Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios. “We’re thrilled to work with the whole team to bring The Legend of Vox Machina, and new Critical Role series, to our Prime Video customers.”
Critical Role: The Legend of Vox Machina stars Laura Bailey (Future-Worm!), Taliesin Jaffe (Mr. Mum), Ashley Johnson (Blindspot), Liam O’Brien (Carmen Sandiego), Matthew Mercer (Amphibia), Marisha Ray (Thrashtopia), Sam Riegel (Duck Tales), and Travis Willingham (Ben 10).