Popular online show Critical Role is to launch a new story, with fresh characters from the 21st of October. Critical Role brings together a team of talented voice actors and improvisers to play a version of Dungeons and Dragons which is designed to be watched. The show is divided up into ‘campaigns’, long running stories that focus on certain storylines; think of them as TV Seasons, but each season is only loosely connected to the last.
The new storyline will be called Campaign Three. New campaigns are relatively rare and each episode can be over three hours long, so if you ever wanted to find out what the fuss was about, this October is perfect time to jump on-board. The new campaign will also be simulcast live in selected US theatres thanks to Cinemark.
The cast line-up has remained unchanged from the previous campaign and will feature Matthew Mercer (Overwatch), Ashley Johnson (The Last of Us), Marisha Ray (Final Fantasy XV), Taliesin Jaffe (Final Fantasy XIV), Travis Willingham (Marvel’s Avengers), Sam Riegel (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Laura Bailey (The Last of Us: Part II), and Liam O'Brien (Star Wars: The Bad Batch). The show is famous for it’s guest spots, previous walk-on cast members include Felicia Day, Mica Burton, Wil Wheaton, Deborah Ann Woll, Khary Payton, Mark Hulmes and Joe Manganiello. With the rise of interest in both D&D and fantasy in general, we can't wait to see who else will appear on the show.
Starting from October 21, Campaign 3 will air Friday Mornings at 3AM British Summer Time on Critical Role’s Twitch (twitch.tv/criticalrole) and YouTube (youtube.com/criticalrole) channels. VOD will be available immediately for Twitch channel subscribers and will be available on Critical Role’s YouTube channel the following late Monday evening, BST. The show will also be available in podcast format one week after its initial airing on the Critical Role podcast feed, which is available via Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Google Podcasts.
More information on the Cinemark premiere can be found cinemark.com/criticalrole, though alas it's a US only deal.