Critical Role has revealed the final character art for The Legend of Vox Machina, an animated series coming to Amazon Prime Video. Leading the design is Phil Bourassa, a veteran of superhero cartoons such as Young Justice, Batman: Bad Blood, and Justice League. The final art — including a short animation — was included in a video on YouTube.
In 2019 the Dungeons & Dragons actual play group Critical Role launched a crowdfunding campaign for an animated series based on their early adventures. After raising more than $11 million, it’s got a two-season deal with Amazon Prime Video. Animation is being handled by Emmy-award winning studio Titmouse, best known for its work on series such as The Venture Bros. and Star Wars: Galaxy of Adventures.
The Critical Role troupe — Laura Bailey, Taliesin Jaffe, Ashley Johnson, Liam O’Brien, Matthew Mercer, Marisha Ray, Sam Riegel, and Tavis Willingham — all reprising their roles from the tabletop game in the new series. They’re also executive producers, alongside Brandon Auman (Star Wars: Resistance) and Chris Prynoski (Metalocalypse). Sung Jin Ahn (Niko and the Sword of Light) is the supervising director. No premiere date has been announced.
Critical Role’s second full campaign arc, featuring a different band of adventurers known as The Mighty Nein, wrapped up earlier this month. On June 24 it will launch a new eight-episode mini-campaign titled Exandria Unlimited, featuring newcomer Aabria Iyengar as the Dungeon Master.