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Amazon agrees first-look film deal with Critical Role and announces Mighty Nein show

By Benjamin Abbott,


Critical Role has signed on with Amazon for exclusive TV rights and a first-look film deal, while the Mighty Nein is also getting its own animated series in the not-so-distant future.

Although this doesn't mean that a Critical Role movie is guaranteed (or planned, even), the agreement gives Amazon first refusal on any films produced by the company. However, a Mighty Nein show based on Critical Role's second D&D campaign is confirmed to be on its way. Revealed through a teaser trailer featuring the Critical Role studio, voice-over from the cast, and Mighty Nein miniatures, it's being worked on by those responsible for The Legend of Vox Machina along with other animated series like Star Trek: Lower Decks.

According to the animation studio's Twitter account , production on the Mighty Nein series will start soon. This doesn't mean the end of The Legend of Vox Machina, though. Instead, that show was renewed for a third season back in 2022.

Despite sharing a world with Vox Machina, the Mighty Nein's story is set on a different continent called Wildemount and occurs roughly 20 years later. The original cast also take on completely new roles, though certain non-playable characters from the first campaign do show up in this story.

The Mighty Nein and Vox Machina are just two of the D&D adventuring groups created by Critical Role. The actual-play series is currently on its third campaign (with all-new characters and taking place around seven years after the Mighty Nein's story), and has run multiple one-offs that explore different parts of the Critical Role world. The most recent of these was Exandria Unlimited: Cataclysm , and as a prequel that established the setting's apocalyptic backstory, could be a prime candidate for the movie treatment.

Want to line up something new ahead of the Mighty Nein show's release? Here are the best shows on Amazon Prime , along with the best movies on Amazon Prime . Keen to find out more about the world of Critical Role, on the other hand? Check out our thoughts on Tal'Dorei Reborn .

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