Amazon Studios Secures Overall Deal With Critical Role, the Media Company Behind Hit Animated Series The Legend of Vox Machina

Amazon Studios Secures Overall Deal With Critical Role, the Media Company Behind Hit Animated Series The Legend of Vox Machina

The deal will include an animated series based on Critical Role’s second campaign –Mighty Nein– which will be the first official project under this new deal

CULVER CITY, California—January 25, 2023—Amazon Studios announced today a multiyear exclusive overall television and first-look film deal with Critical Role, the media company behind the acclaimed animated series, The Legend of Vox Machina, which was produced in partnership with animation production company Titmouse. The first new series to be produced under the agreement is Mighty Nein, based on Critical Role’s highly successful second campaign. Mighty Nein follows a group of criminals and misfits who are the only ones that can prevent the kingdom from plunging into chaos when an arcane artifact capable of reshaping reality falls into the wrong hands. The new series will soon begin production and will premiere on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide. 

Critical Role will continue to produce under its production banner, Metapigeon, which will develop its own original television shows, films, and content while continuing to partner with talented creatives on a new slate of projects, both in and outside of the Critical Role universe. The first series that was produced under Metapigeon, The Legend of Vox Machina, aired in January 2022 exclusively on Prime Video and still maintains an impressive 100% critics score on Rotten Tomatoes. Season Two premiered on January 20, and Season Three was officially announced at New York Comic Con and is currently in production.

“With the success of our animated series The Legend of Vox Machina, we are looking forward to continuing our relationship with Critical Role and expanding its universe with Mighty Nein,” said Vernon Sanders, head of global television, Amazon Studios. “Expanding these iconic franchises for our global Prime Video customers continues to be an ambitious and rewarding journey and we are eager to see where this new series takes us.”

“Critical Role’s livestream campaigns are the spark that lit the flame for our worldwide audience,” said Travis Willingham, co-founder and CEO of Critical Role. “Seeing the stories and characters from our first campaign come to life in The Legend of Vox Machina was a dream realized, and we are absolutely buzzing with excitement to do it again with Mighty Nein. But with today’s announcement, we’re confident that the stories we tell will keep expanding into realms of entertainment beyond what we can even imagine.”

Mighty Nein will be executive produced by Tasha Huo, Sam Riegel, and Travis Willingham alongside Metapigeon and Amazon StudiosChris Prynoski (The Legend of Vox Machina), Shannon Prynoski (Fairfax), Antonio Canobbio (Arlo the Alligator Boy), and Ben Kalina (Big Mouth) at Titmouse will also executive produce.

About Critical Role
Critical Role is one of the fastest growing independent media companies in the world, starting as a role-playing game between friends and evolving into a new kind of organization dedicated to storytelling, community, and imagination. As Critical Role continues to expand the unique universe it has created, with complex stories set in an ever-evolving world, it also continues to create more ways for fans to experience the brand, including both fiction and nonfiction books on the New York Times Best Sellers list, comic books, graphic novels, collectibles, tabletop and role-playing games, podcasts, live events, and a critically acclaimed animated series, The Legend of Vox Machina, airing exclusively on Prime Video. Additionally, Critical Role has launched two major initiatives: an official 501(c)(3) non-profit, the Critical Role Foundation (CRF), and a tabletop game publishing company, Darrington Press. With an original cast of award-winning veteran voice actors who are also co-founders of the company, including Matthew Mercer, Ashley Johnson, Marisha Ray, Taliesin Jaffe, Travis Willingham, Sam Riegel, Laura Bailey, and Liam O’Brien, Critical Role is committed to ensuring anyone can discover its stories, characters and community. For more information on Critical Role go to www.critrole.com.