Amazon Studios & Critical Role strike overall deal, set ‘Mighty Nein’ series

Legend of Vox Machina

Amazon Studios has struck a multi-year exclusive overall TV and first-look film deal with Critical Role, the company behind the Prime Video adult animated series, The Legend of Vox Machina.

The first new series to be produced under the agreement is Mighty Nein, based on Critical Role’s second Dungeons & Dragons 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.

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 other creatives on a new slate of projects, both in and outside of the Critical Role universe.

The first series that was produced under Metapigeon, in partnership with animation production company Titmouse, The Legend of Vox Machina, aired in January 2022 exclusively on Prime Video. Season two premiered on 20 January this year, and season three was officially announced at New York Comic Con and is currently in production.

Mighty Nein will be executive produced by Tasha Huo, Sam Riegel, and Travis Willingham alongside Metapigeon and Amazon Studios. Chris 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.

“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.”

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