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The Mighty Nein is on its way to Amazon Prime Video in a new animated series. The announcement Wednesday heralds a second TV show based on the stage escapades of the Critical Role troupe. It’s the same team behind it The Legend of Vox Machinanow in its second season, and the Mighty Nein series will also feature work from the same animation studio that handles The Legend of Vox Machina, Titmouse. And this is not all. Amazon has also inked a multi-year exclusive TV and first-look movie deal.

The Mighty Nein is the name of the adventuring party in Critical Role’s second Dungeons & Dragons factual game series, which aired 141 episodes on Twitch and YouTube between January 2018 and June 2021, totaling approximately 560 hours of streaming content. It tells the story of a group of rogue would-be heroes: Caleb Vidogast, Vet “Nott the Brave” Brenato, Jester Lavorre, Fjord, Beauregard Lionett, Mollymauk Tealeaf, and Yasha Nydoorin, among others.

Mighty Nain! “Follows a group of criminals and misfits,” according to an Amazon release, “who are the only ones who can prevent the kingdom from descending into chaos when a secret reality-altering artifact falls into the wrong hands.”

An interesting twist here is that Critical Role will be handling its own production through a company called Metapigeon, which jokes about off-the-table conversations that fans of the series will definitely recognize. Fans can expect to hear the voice talents of their favorite cast including Laura Bailey, Taliesin Jaffe, Ashley Johnson, Liam O’Brien, Matthew Mercer, Marisha Rae, Sam Riegel and Travis Willingham.

This isn’t the first time The Mighty Nein has had a different expression than the original live-action series. Wizards of the Coast published a book in 2020 about its environment Explorer’s Guide to Wildemount. There are also many comics from Dark Horse and several novels. If the movie deal goes through, it won’t be the first time it’s in theaters, either. Critical Role has been offering a series of live real-time gaming sessions that are simulcast in theaters for years now.


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