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Amazon Studios signs multi-year exclusive TV and first-look film deal with D&D role-playing group Critical Role, the media company behind Prime Video’s hit adult animated series The Legend of Vox Machina announced.
The first new series to be produced under the contract is “Mighty Nainis based on Critical Role’s second campaign, which ran from January 2018 to mid-2021. Only the Mighty Nine, a band of criminals and misfits, can save the kingdom from chaos when an arcane artifact capable of reshaping reality falls into the wrong hands. . “Mighty Nein” will soon go into production in partnership with animation studio Titmouse, who partnered with Critical Role and Amazon Studios on “Vox Machina.” The series will premiere exclusively on Prime Video, with no release date yet.
Critical Role’s first animated series, ‘The Legend of Vox Machina’, is based on the first D&D campaign the group live-streamed from 2015-2017. Season 1 premiered on Prime Video in January 2022 (it holds a 100% critic score on Rotten Tomatoes). Season 2 debuted on January 20th with the first three episodesThe 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 develop its own original TV shows, films and content, while “continuing to partner with talented creatives on a range of new projects, both internally and externally.” , will continue to produce under its production banner, Metapigeon. According to the company, outside the universe of key roles.
Vernon Sanders, Head of Global TV at Amazon Studios, said: “Expanding these iconic franchises to Prime Video customers around the world continues to be an ambitious and challenging journey, and we can’t wait to see where this new series takes us. I am doing it.”
Travis Willingham, co-founder and CEO of Critical Role, said: Seeing the stories and characters from the first campaign come to life in ‘The Legend of Vox Machina’ is a dream come true and we’re excited to do it again with ‘Mighty Nein’. , we are confident that the stories we tell will continue to expand into more realms of entertainment than we can imagine. ”
The upcoming Mighty Nein series will be executive produced by Tasha Huo, Sam Riegel and Willingham, along with Metapigeon and Amazon Studios. Titmouse will also executive produce Chris Prynoski (“Legend of Vox Machina”), Shannon Prynoski (“Fairfax”), Antonio Canobbio (“Arlo the Alligator Boy”) and Ben Kalina (“Big Mouth”).
Amazon Studios first signed with Critical Role in 2019, ‘Vox Machina’ Receives Orders for 2 Seasons After a record-breaking Kickstarter campaign for CR’s first animation project.
Critical Role started in 2012 as a private D&D game night between a group of friends in LA who are all voice actors. Since then, Critical Role, affectionately known to its aficionados as ‘Critters’, has expanded into multiple lines of business. Includes Prime Video’s “The Legend of Vox Machina,” plus comics, graphic novels, fiction and non-fiction books, collectibles, tabletop and role-playing games, podcasts, and live events from the New York Times bestseller list. increase.
Watch the Amazon announcement video for the “Mighty Nein” series.
Above (l. to .r): Critical Role founders Liam O’Brien, Taliesin Jaffe, Marisha Ray, Travis Willingham, Laura Bailey, Sam Riegel, Matthew Mercer, and Ashley Johnson.