A little more than three months after Critical Role's The Legend of Vox Machina was given a two, 12-episode season order by Amazon Prime, fans are getting a behind-the-scenes tour of production on the animated series. In what is promised to be the first in a series, the writers room is revealed as we get to meet the fine folks penning the upcoming tales: Brandon Auman, Eugene Son, Ashley Burch, Jennifer Muro, Marc Bernardin, Chris "Doc" Wyatt, and others in the video below:
The Legend of Vox Machina follows a group of second-rate, drunken adventurers on a quest to save the realm from terrifying monsters and dark magical forces, only to discover a sense of family in the process.
"We were absolutely floored by the level of enthusiasm we received on the Kickstarter campaign, and now we can deliver exactly what the fans wanted, and MORE. Teaming with Prime Video to deliver the series to fans across the globe is exciting and surreal — and we're psyched to be able to tell even more stories with not just one, but two 12-episode seasons!"
– Sam Riegel and Travis Willingham, Cast Members/Executive Producers
Produced by animation powerhouse Titmouse, The Legend of Vox Machina began as a 22-minute animated special looking for funding via Kickstarter – and it got it. In minutes. Critical Role's campaign would go on to become the most-funded television, film, or animated project in the history of Kickstarter – raising over $11.3M.
The campaign raised enough money to fund a 10-episode season – and attract Amazon Prime's attention. The streamer would go on to order an additional 14 episodes (for a total of 24 episodes across two seasons) to stream exclusively on their service.
"Critical Role blazed a new trail for original digital content, with fresh new voices and humor that earned devoted fans around the world, as evidenced by their wildly successful Kickstarter campaign. We're thrilled to work with the whole team to bring The Legend of Vox Machina, and new Critical Role series, to our Prime Video customers."
– Jennifer Salke, Amazon Studios
The Legend of Vox Machina stars Laura Bailey, Taliesin Jaffe, Ashley Johnson, Liam O'Brien, Matthew Mercer, Marisha Ray, Sam Riegel, and Travis Willingham, who will reprise their roles. Riegel and Willingham will also serve as executive producers, alongside Brandon Auman (Star Wars: Resistance) and Chris Prynoski (Metalocalypse), with Sung Jin Ahn (Niko and the Sword of Light) joining as supervising director and Titmouse serving as the animation studio.