Prime Video Releases Red Band Trailer for Legend of Vox Machina Animated Series

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The legend of Vox Machina is based on the very popular live broadcast dungeons and dragons-web based series Critical role.

Loud misfits turned mercenaries become unlikely heroes in Red Band trailer from The legend of Vox Machina, a new adult fantasy animated series coming to Prime Video.

The series has an inspiring origin story. A group of professional announcers used to get together to play Dungeons and Dragons, and when actress Felicia Day (Eureka, the guild) heard about the game, invited the actors to play in a live streaming format for his YouTube channel, Geek and miscellaneous. (Day herself played a guest role as a human wizard named Lyra.) Voice actor Matthew Mercer served as the Dungeon Master, and the campaigns took place in a fictional world he created called Exandria. the web series Critical role than born.

Eventually, the people of Critical role formed his own production company and parted ways with Geek & Sundry in February 2019, streaming new shows on his Twitch other Youtube channels and the launch of a spinoff comic. The episodes typically last three to five hours, and between 30,000 and 40,000 people watch them live each week. Add in VOD and YouTube, and most episodes get around 1 million views every week, making it Critical role in good faith mini-media empire.

After failing to arouse Hollywood’s interest in creating an animated series based on its campaigns, the Critical role The actors decided to launch a Kickstarter campaign to make their own 22-minute animation, essentially a prequel covering the events of the broadcast portion of the campaign. They were hoping to raise $ 750,000 and surpassed that goal an hour after launch, raising over $ 4.3 million and quickly surpassing all of their ambitious goals by the end of day one.

Enlarge / Members of Vox Machina are misfits turned mercenaries who turn into unlikely heroes.

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When Kickstarter closed on April 19, 2019, the project had raised over $ 11.3 million and Critical roleThe members of decided to expand the project to a 10-episode animated series. It is one of the most rapidly funded projects in Kickstarter history, raising more money than high-profile Kickstarter campaigns for Mystery Science Theater 3000 and the veronica mars feature film.

That’s the kind of money that gets Hollywood’s attention, and Prime Video soon acquired the streaming rights to The legend of Vox Machina. The studio commissioned two additional episodes of season 1 and renewed the series for a second season of another 12 episodes. The pandemic delayed the series premiere, which was originally scheduled for June 2020, but the show is now set to debut later this month.

All of the original cast members will reprise their characters for the series, except for Orion Fin’s character, Tiberius. (Apparently, Just had a fight with the rest of the Critical role team at the beginning of the first broadcast campaign and left the game). Mercer plays Sylas Briarwood; Ashley Johnson plays a gnomish clergyman named Pike Trickfoot; Travis Willingham plays the barbarian goliath Grog Strongjaw; Laura Bailey plays the half eleven Vex rangers; Liam O’Brien plays rogue half eleven Vax; Taliesin Jaffe plays Rolo III’s Musel Klossowski’s human gunman Percival Fredrickstein (“Percy” for short); Marisha Ray plays the half eleven druid Keyleth of the Air Ashari; and Sam Riegel plays the gnome bard Scanlan Shorthalt.

According to the official premise:

Based on the beloved characters and adventures of Critical roleThe first live-streamed tabletop role-playing game (RPG) campaign, The legend of Vox Machina is an adult fantasy adventure animated series that follows Vox Machina, a gang of misfits who like to drink and fight. In a desperate attempt to pay the bar bill, these unlikely heroes end up on a mission to save the kingdom of Exandria from dark magical forces. From a sinister necromancer to a powerful curse, the group faces a variety of obstacles that test not only their abilities, but the strength of their bond as well.

The first two episodes will tell a new story with the seven members of the Vox Machina team, set before the events of the first broadcast campaign. The remainder of S1 will adapt the Briarwood story arc from the first campaign, also incorporating a few other classic story arcs. The team travels to Percy’s ancestral home, Whitestone, which once ruled his family until Lord and Lady Blackwood killed most of his family and took control. The Briarwoods are also fond of necromancy and a secret cult, and Vox Machina must prevent them from completing a dangerous ritual that would put everyone in the kingdom in danger.

The legend of Vox Machina premieres on Prime Video on January 28, 2022. You can also tune in Critical roleThe third ongoing campaign of, which premiered last October on Twitch and YouTube.

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