As we head into our second week of Amazon Prime Video and Critical Role‘s The Legends of Vox Machina, the team has some exciting news. Their sophomore campaign that centers around the Mighty Nein will be getting its own adaptation. This will be the first series in the multiyear deal between Critical Role and Amazon Studios.

Where Critical Role‘s first campaign is filled with heroes looking to do the right thing, the Mighty Nein is a band of criminals and misfits just trying to survive. Of course, they find themselves saving the day, but that is more of a side job, really. The live show ran from January 2018 and tied up in mid-2021 with 141 total episodes.

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The adventures of the Mighty Nein take place quite a few years after those of Vox Machina. And one of the most refreshing things about the second campaign was how different everything was. Matthew Mercer takes the adventure to Wildmount. It exists within Mercer’s already-built world but holds a different feel. Tie this with new characters for Travis Willingham, Laura Bailey, Taliesin Jaffe, Ashley Johnson, Marisha Ray, Liam O’Brien and Sam Riegel – and we are in for a ton of fun.

The new series, titled Mighty Nein, will begin production alongside the animation studio Titmouse. They are currently working with Critical Role on The Legend of Vox Machina, which will be getting a third season. The new series was teased the other day, with a brand-new trailer dropping this afternoon. As the camera pans through the studio, we hear iconic lines from each member before settling in on a script for the first episode.

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We are beyond excited to see where this partnership between Critical Role and Amazon Studios will take us. Our vote is on animated all the one-shots, starting with The Search for Grog. They have yet to announce when Mighty Nein will be hitting the streaming service, but it’s possible that it will come after The Legend of Vox Machina ties up. Keep an eye on this space for more exciting news.

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