Mere months after wrapping up their second campaign, the team at Critical Role is set to start their epic third campaign, and this time things will get a theatrical kickoff.
Cinemark movie theatres in 20 different cities across the country will simulcast the first episode of Critical Role‘s third campaign. The new experience will start on Thursday, October 21, and Cinemark already has a website up for the event. With only one showtime, however, tickets will likely sell fast, so you’ll want to pick them up while you can. Make sure to clear out some time as well, as the premiere is set to be roughly four and a half hours.
For anyone unfamiliar with Critical Role, it’s a series focusing on prominent voice actors playing Dungeons & Dragons. The series is headed by Matthew Mercer (Overwatch), Marisha Ray (Fire Emblem Heroes), and Travis Willingham (Marvel’s Avengers). In addition to the trio a host of regular starts will return, including Liam O’Brien (Star Wars: The Bad Batch), Taliesin Jaffe (Final Fantasy XIV), Sam Riegel (Ninja Turtles), Ashley Johnson (Last of Us), and Laura Bailey (also Last of Us).
After the premiere, everything will play out normally, with new episodes airing Thursdays on Twitch and YouTube, followed by a full public release on Mondays. During the pandemic, Critical Role started pre-recording episodes and that’ll stay the same for the third campaign due to the flexibility it gives the crew. At the same time, they’ll be taking the last Thursday of each month off from the campaign to use as a rest period. A blog post on the official Critical Role site says sometimes there may be additional programming on these days, while other times it might just be used to rest.
Critical Role has promised the third campaign will be a “wild ride,” with the announcement blog post reading,
“Throw all those expectations out the window! This campaign, while still featuring the same elements you know and love, including our lovely original cast, will be a bit different from previous campaigns in ways you’ll see as the story unfolds…. Mysterious… BUT AWESOME! Brace yourself for the unexpected.”