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Critical Role Reveals Premiere Date, Opening Titles For Animated Series

October 8, 2021 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
The Legend of Vox Machina Critical Role

Critical Role’s highly anticipated arrival in animated form is drawing near, with the premiere date and title sequence of The Legend of Vox Machina revealed today. Amazon Prime Video debuted the opening title sequence for the adult animated fantasy-adventure series based on the popular D&D streaming series at New York Comic Con, announcing that the series will launch on February 4th, 2022 in over 240 countries and territories.

You can see the sneak peek below, which was shared along with a live read of a scene to fans during a virtual panel at NYCC with the founders and cast of Critical Role.

The series is based on the characters played in the company’s live-streamed D&D campaign and follows their exploits. The animated series was launched as a Kickstarter in 2019 and broke records, amassing an $11.4 million total. The series was picked up later that year for a two-season run by Amazon to run on Amazon Prime.

Critical Role is set in Matthew Mercer’s setting of Exandria, which became an official D&D setting early last year. The company is set to launch their third campaign, set on the continent of Marquet, on October 21st with a premiere episode that will be simulcast to select Cinemark theaters in 20 cities nationwide.

The Legend of Vox Machina is a production of Amazon Studios, Critical Role, and Titmouse for Amazon Prime Video. It features the voices of players (and Critical Role founders) Laura Bailey (The Last of Us: Part II), Taliesin Jaffe (Final Fantasy XIV), Ashley Johnson (The Last of Us), Liam O’Brien (Star Wars: The Bad Batch), Matthew Mercer (Overwatch), Marisha Ray (Final Fantasy XV), Sam Riegel (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), and Travis Willingham (Marvel’s Avengers). The Critical Role cast also serves as executive producers alongside Brandon Auman (Star Wars: Resistance) and Chris Prynoski (Metalocalypse).

The series is described as follows:

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.