The Legend of Vox Machina, the Critical Role animated series, will premiere one week earlier than expected on Jan. 28, 2022. The series had previously been set for a Feb. 4 release date on Amazon’s Prime Video. The announcement is accompanied by a new clip from the series, which is embedded above.
The Legend of Vox Machina cartoon began life as a crowdfunding campaign, raising more than $11 million on Kickstarter in 2019. The Critical Role troupe — voice actors Laura Bailey, Taliesin Jaffe, Ashley Johnson, Liam O’Brien, Matthew Mercer, Marisha Ray, Sam Riegel, and Tavis Willingham — are all starring in the animated series. They’re also listed as executive producers, alongside Brandon Auman (Star Wars: Resistance) and Chris Prynoski (Metalocalypse). A second season is also in the works and destined for Prime Video.
Critical Role has a number of other items in the pipeline for fans. In addition to being just a few months into the launch of Campaign 3, a newly revised campaign book is on the way. Tal Dorei Campaign Setting Reborn is a self-published title and comes out on Jan. 18. There’s also an officially licensed Dungeons & Dragons book, published by Wizards of the Coast, titled Critical Role: Call of the Netherdeep. It will be available online and in stores on March 15, 2022.