Critical Role’s animated adaptation, The Legend of Vox Machina, added some new players to its party on Thursday. Some big names and fan-favorite voice actors will guest star in the upcoming series.
Critters can look forward to hearing David Tennant (Doctor Who, Good Omens), Felicia Day (Supernatural, The Guild), Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Gina Torres (Firefly, 9-1-1: Lonestar), Dominic Monaghan (Lost, Lord of the Rings), and many more amazing actors voice characters on the show.
The Legend of Vox Machina was spotlighted during “Fanimation Week,” an event hosted by Amazon’s Fanology. A behind-the-scenes video titled The Legend of the Cast of The Legend of Vox Machina, the final in a series of BTS recordings, released in tandem. The thirteen-minute documentary introduced all of the guest stars that the team has been—in the words of Matthew Mercer, DM for Critical Role and the voice of Sylas Briarwood—”fanboying over.”
And who can blame them?
The full list of guest stars includes Tennant as General Krieg, Day as Captain of Emon, Torres as Keeper Yennen, Beatriz as Lady Kima, and Monaghan as Archibald Desnay, as well as Stephen Root as Professor Anders, Indira Varma as Lady Allura Vysoren, Sunil Malhotra as Gilmore, Tony Hale as Sir Fince, Eugene Byrd as Jarrett, Anjali Bhimani as Head Cleric, Kelly Hu as Dr. Anna Ripley, Esmé Creed-Miles as Cassandra de Rolo, Darin De Paul as Kerrion Stonefell, Grey Griffin as Delilah Briarwood, Rory McCann as Duke Vedmire, Khary Payton as Sovereign Uriel Tal’Dorei, Max Mittelman as Desmond, Mason Alexander Park as the Tavern Keeper, Stacey Raymond as Bryn, Tracie Thoms as the Everlight, and Bobby Hall (aka the rapper Logic) as Palace Guard.
For more of the casts’ thoughts and excitement, you can check out the full documentary here:
Based on Season 1 of Critical Role, a live-streamed web series that follows the Dungeons and Dragons campaign of a bunch of “nerdy-ass voice actors” (their words, and they are proud), The Legend of Vox Machina is an animated fantasy series for adults.
The story follows Vox Machina, a ragtag group of misfits and mercenaries. In a desperate attempt to pay off their mounting bar tab, these foul-mouthed, imperfect characters put aside their fondness for booze and brawling (at least a little) and end up on a quest to save Exandria from dark forces. Their mission tests not only their skills but the bonds which hold them together, challenging them not just as unlikely heroes, but as people.
The Critical Role cast members will be voicing the characters that they originally played in the first campaign. The main cast is Sam Riegel (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Laura Bailey (The Last of Us: Part II), Ashley Johnson (The Last of Us), Taliesin Jaffe (Final Fantasy XIV), Liam O’Brien (Star Wars: The Bad Batch), Travis Willingham (Marvel’s Avengers), and Marisha Ray (Final Fantasy XV). Matthew Mercer (Overwatch), the widely-acclaimed dungeon master for the web series, won’t be left out. He revealed earlier in the year that he will voice Sylas, one of the main antagonists for the first season.
Last week, Amazon Prime Video dropped the full red-band trailer for The Legend of Vox Machina. Along with the received trailer, they revealed the release schedule for the show. The first season will have 12 episodes, with three episodes releasing each Friday, starting on January 28, 2022, as follows:
- January 28: Episodes 1-3
- February 4: Episodes 4-6
- February 11: Episodes 7-9
- February 18: Episodes 10-12