Vox Machina, the chaotic band of adventurers brought to animated life in The Legend of Vox Machina on Prime Video, are set to be joined by a several well-known guest voices in season 2.
The adult animated series, based on Critical Role’s first campaign, has recruited a whole host of famous actors for the new season, only adding to the already impressive roster that brought us season 1. Announced so far, we have Henry Winkler (Black Adam), Lance Reddick (The Wire), Billy Boyd (The Lord of the Rings), Troy Baker (The Last of Us), Cheech Marin (Cheech & Chong), Will Friedle (Boy Meets World), Cree Summer (Rugrats), Alanna Ubach (Euphoria), Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence), Sendhil Ramamurthy (Heroes), and Ralph Ineson (The Witch).
The Legend of Vox Machina season 2 premieres January 2023 exclusively on Prime Video. The exact date has yet to be announced. As confirmed by the cast themselves at New York Comic Con this year, Vox Machina will not get a rest after saving Exandria from destruction in season 1. Season 2 will pick up right where they left off and follow the Chroma Conclave storyline from Critical Role — meaning our skilled but occasionally hapless heroes will be called upon to save the world once again.
You can take a look at the first sneak peek of season 2 below!
Critical Role, the origin of The Legend of Vox Machina, is a web series best explained in the cast’s own words.
“[The Legend of Vox Machina] is a long-running web series in which our group of nerdy ass voice actors use tabletop roleplaying game mechanics as the medium to build a long-form improvisational story in the vast and rich fantasy world of Exandria. The players are guided through the world by Matthew Mercer, an incredibly experienced Game Master. Essentially, this story is like a four-hour-long improvised episode of television, with each campaign focusing on its own set of characters within the world.”
That “group of nerdy ass voice actors” includes Matthew Mercer (Overwatch, Attack on Titan), Travis Willingham (Avengers Assemble, Spider-Man), Sam Riegel (Ace Attorney, Duck Tales), Marisha Ray (Lego DC Super-Villains, Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire), Liam O’Brien (World of Warcraft, Naruto), Laura Bailey (Fruits Basket, Monster High), Taliesin Jaffe (Mr. Mom, World of Warcraft), and Ashley Johnson (The Last of Us, Blindspot).
Notable guest stars in season 1 included David Tennant (Good Omens, Doctor Who), Felicia Day (Mystery Science Theater 3000, Supernatural), Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Encanto), Gina Torres (9-1-1: Lone Star, Firefly), and Khary Payton (The Walking Dead, General Hospital).
Stay tuned for more news on The Legend of Vox Machina season 2!