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Amazon Studios has announced an exclusive multi-year comprehensive TV and First Look movie deal with Critical Role, the media company and D&D group behind Prime Video’s popular adult animated series “The Legend of Vox Machina.”
The first new series to be produced under the agreement is “Mighty Nine’, based on Critical Role’s second campaign that ran from January 2018 to mid-2021. Only the Mighty Adventurers – a group of criminals and misfits – can stop the kingdom from descending into chaos when a mysterious artifact capable of is set to remake reality in the wrong hands. ‘Mighty Nein’ is set to begin production soon in partnership with animation studio Titmouse, who collaborated with Critical Role and Amazon Studios on ‘Vox Machina.’ The series will premiere exclusively on Prime Video. However, there is no release date yet.
Critical Role’s first animated series, “The Legend of Vox Machina,” is based on their first D&D campaign, which the group aired live from 2015 to 2017. Season 1 premiered January 2022 on Prime Video (and is still Holds 100% Critics Score on Rotten Tomatoes), and The second season, along with the first three episodes, debuted on January 20. The third season of “Vox Machina” was officially announced at New York Comic Con and is currently in production.
Under the deal with Amazon Studios, Critical Role will continue to produce under its production banner, Metapigeon, which will develop its own TV shows, films and original content while continuing to “partner with talented creators on a new slate of projects, in and out of the Critical Role realm,” according to the companies.
“With the success of our animated series ‘The Legend of Vox Machina’, we look forward to continuing our relationship with the critical role and expanding his universe with ‘Mighty Nein’,” said Vernon Sanders, President of Worldwide Television at Amazon Studios. “Expanding these iconic franchises for our global Prime Video customers continues to be an ambitious and rewarding journey and we’re excited to see where this new series takes us.”
Travis Willingham, Co-Founder and CEO of Critical Role said, “Critical Role’s live broadcast campaigns are the spark that ignited the flame for our audiences around the world. Seeing the stories and characters from our first campaign come to life in ‘The Legend of Vox Machina’ was a dream come true , and we’re excited to do it again with ‘Mighty Nein.’ But with today’s announcement, we’re confident that the stories we tell will continue to expand into the realms of entertainment beyond what we can imagine.”
The upcoming “Mighty Nein” series will be produced by Tasha Huo, Sam Riegel, and Willingham, along with Metapigeon and Amazon Studios. from Titmouse, and Chris Prynoski (“Legend of Vox Machina”), Shannon Prynoski (“Fairfax”), Antonio Canobio (“Arlo the Alligator Boy”) and Ben Kalina (“Big Mouth”) will also executive produce.
Amazon Studios made its critical debut in 2019, and it’s got… Ordered two seasons of “Vox Machina” Following a record-breaking Kickstarter CR campaign for their first animation project.
Critical Role began in 2012 as a private D&D game night among a group of friends in Los Angeles who are all voice actors. Since then, Critical Role – whose ardent fans are known as “Critters” – has expanded into multiple areas of work. Plus “The Legend of Vox Machina” on Prime Video, which featured New York Times bestseller comic books, graphic novels, fiction and non-fiction, collectibles, board games, role-playing, podcasts, and live events.
Watch Amazon’s announcement video for the “Mighty Nein” series:
Pictured above (left to right): Critical Role Founders Liam O’Brien, Taliesin Jaffe, Marisha Ray, Travis Willingham, Laura Bailey, Sam Riggle, Matthew Mercer, Ashley Johnson
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