The Legends of Vox Machina is a Dungeons and Dragons inspired animated fantasy series. It’s available to watch on Amazon Prime from January 28 2022.
The series stars a group of voice actors who are members of the Critical Role D&D playing group, and The Legends of Vox Machina adapts their first D&D campaign into an animated narrative.
Here’s everything you need to know about The Legends of Vox Machina.
What is it about?
The Legends of Vox Machina is an animated fantasy series. It’s set in the fictional world Exandria, and sees the Vox Machina group on a quest to avenge the murder of the rulers of the city state of Whitestone.
It’s based on a Dungeons and Dragons campaign played by a group of voice actors who broadcast their games online as part of the Critical Role webseries.
Dungeons and Dragons is a fantasy role playing game, and it draws on an aesthetic inspired by things like Lord of the Rings.
The series was funded mostly via Kickstarter donations from fans, with Amazon Prime joining relatively late in the development of the series and paying for the production of only two episodes.
Who stars in Legends of Vox Machina?
The Legends of Vox Machina stars the cast of Critical Role, the series having been adapted from their original webseries.
Matthew Mercer, Ashley Johnson, Travis Willingham, Laura Bailey, Liam O’Brien, Taliesin Jaffe, Marisha Ray, and Sam Riegel all reprise their roles for the animated series.
The series has a number of more well-known guest stars too, including David Tennnant (Doctor Who), Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Tony Hale (Arrested Development), Indira Varma (Game of Thrones), and Stephen Root (Succession) amongst others.
What is Critical Role?
They’re a group of friends and colleagues who play Dungeons and Dragons together, and part of the appeal of Critical Role (and in turn The Legends of Vox Machina) is their chemistry as a group.
They began playing together as a one-off to celebrate one of their birthdays, and enjoyed it so much they stuck with it.
Their games were livestreamed to an audience from 2015, and have continued till today. They stream regularly on YouTube and Twitch, typically for three to five hours at a time, and are among the highest earners on Twitch – in late 2021, it was reported that their company received $9,626,712 from Twitch between September 2019 and September 2021.
Is there a trailer?
Yes there is, and you can have a look at its animated fight scenes and fantasy locations right here.
When and how can I watch it?
There are 12 episodes of The Legends of Vox Machina, which are being released on Amazon Prime in batches of three each week.
The first three episodes are available on January 28 2022.
Subsequent sets of episodes are being released on February 4, February 11, and February 18.
The series has already been renewed for a second season.
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