MIDST | Trailer | Season 1 Episode 0 

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Three mischievous narrators spin a surreal, reality-bending, sci-fantasy space western about a crotchety outlaw, a struggling cultist, and a diabolical bastard making awful decisions in a world on the edge of disaster.
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Mar 28, 2023




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swguygardner 2 months ago
Just so everyone knows: Midst is a narrative audio series created by Third Person (an anonymous trio of creators) and originally began airing in audio formats in 2020, and CR are rereleasing it under their label. The CR site: "We’re thrilled to announce something very different and exciting… a new narrative audio series that we’ve brought into the fold - MIDST! Originally released in 2020, Midst is an immersive, semi-improvised sci-fantasy series in which three mysterious and unreliable narrators spin a tale about complicated antiheroes making bad decisions in a world on the edge of disaster. We’re truly such fans of this story and the talented creators behind it: an anonymous trio known collectively as Third Person. Through this partnership, Midst will be completely re-released! In addition to the audio format, which has been fully remastered with updated sound and music, we’ll also be presenting beautiful, lightly-animated video editions of EVERY episode, featuring all-new artwork from a variety of stupendously-talented artists including Ricardo Bessa, Lenka Simeckova, Sam Bosma, Artem Chebokha, Lap Pun Cheung, Will Kirkby, and more! Critical Role has always believed in the positive impact of storytelling and we’re excited to have the opportunity to amplify stories beyond the world of Exandria while empowering these innovative creatives! Join us April 11th on your favorite podcast app, our Critical Role RU-vid Channel or the Midst website (coming soon). If we’ve piqued your interest, dear reader, please read on to uncover everything you need to know about Midst!"
HLR4th 2 months ago
Very helpful, many thanks
Vi 2 months ago
To add more: They've already recorded two seasons and a third is in production. This is CR's first acquisition of an existing IP under the label of Metapigeon Productions.
Darkside0513 2 months ago
@Vi Metapigeon Productions hell yes. That's a perfect name
joey robson
joey robson 2 months ago
It is wild that this is a random users comment rather than the description of the video
Eli Patrick
Eli Patrick 2 months ago
Thank you for explaining what this very vague trailer did not XD
MK VL 2 months ago
Ok, love the critrole itself to death, but definitely glad to see critrole weaving in more experimental and complementary projects, one shots etc. Still waiting to see a spiritual successor to the Taliesin’s Shadow of Crystal Palace one shot though)
Kamil k
Kamil k 2 months ago
Omg yes! That one shot was my gateway to critical role!!
Zeynep Ö
Zeynep Ö 2 months ago
One more time for the ones in the back: TALIESIN'S SHADOW OF CRYSTAL PALACE PART 2!!!! We don't want it, we NEED it😀
Dale Schue
Dale Schue 2 months ago
Yes please!
עומר שרייבר
God I loved that coc one shot.
APJ TV 2 months ago
I mean, this sounds awesome. But also, I feel like I just went on a 60 seconds drug trip.
Codeman 1930
Codeman 1930 2 months ago
They did say surrealist, so I guess that makes sense.
merlin5603 2 months ago
Sounds like that might be the intended effect.
Joe 2 months ago
Yeah, they're not kidding when they say VR for the brain.
Kunimitsune 2 months ago
So you've never done drugs
TheBlarggle 2 months ago
@Joe "VR for the brain" ... So, imagination?
Yeah I Guess
Yeah I Guess 2 months ago
I love seeing Critical Role supporting other companies with their platform, bringing these interesting and creative people to light.
MccreesKnees 2 months ago
They acquired them, so supporting them as well would be the financially viable thing to do
Thurrak 2 months ago
@MccreesKnees It's awkward how you can make this sound like a bad thing... they are using their platform to give opportunities to smaller projects which is awesome.
Matt Collisson
Matt Collisson Month ago
@Thurrak They're not really "using their platform to give opportunities" they saw something was popular and bought it to make cash lol. Not saying it's a bad thing, just not charity for smaller projects either.
ike ildegye
ike ildegye 2 months ago
can I just say I absolutely love that one of the characters is described only as a weird diabolical bastard. I havent even met him and hes already my favorite
Nu Eddisford-Finlay
As someone who has listened to all of season 1&2 multiple times, yeah. He’s the best.
JKFGH Month ago
@Nu Eddisford-Finlay where can you listen to the old ones? or are they down?
TNAT STRAT 2 months ago
"We believe you'll enjoy it, or maybe you won't." More art like that please. Not everyone has to like everything. Bring us weird art that makes you happy to create.
Kristina K
Kristina K 2 months ago
YES!! Exactly.
Faded Quartz
Faded Quartz 2 months ago
100%, thats my biggest problem with the AAA game scene rn, "everything is a looter shooter, action rpg, survival, story based, fps, gta-like..." type thing. Indie games are the best because most of them find one idea, explore it to its natural conclusion and then move onto the next weird idea.
Melissa Fletcher
Melissa Fletcher 2 months ago
Discovered this podcast about 2 weeks ago and panicked when the feed went down because it had quickly become one of my favorite audio dramas and I was so scared it was just gone. I'm SO excited they're coming back and I'm SO happy they are going to get the recognition they deserve. I'm just sad I have to wait for them to get back to where I was in season 2 😅
authenticpoppy Month ago
I've been following Midst since the beginning, and panicked when the feed went down also. I'm glad that they aren't gone, but jeez, I wish they'd at least left a note on the kitchen table or something.
Thallium 2 months ago
Oh man, I cannot recommend this podcast highly enough!!! Opening the CR channel and seeing the Midst logo as a video thumbnail was like 🤯
Dimi Kaye
Dimi Kaye 2 months ago
Ok that's really cool. CR is helping creators with super interesting ideas by sharing on their platform. I had no idea Midst existed before but now I actually can't wait!
wings 2 months ago
I'm going to scream. Midst is my favourite podcast ever and I adore CR I cannot BELIEVE this !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Everyone who's going to start Midst holy crap you've got SUCH a treat coming your way. Best podcast I've ever listened to and probably my favourite piece of fiction of all time. I'm so happy for Third Person they deserve this so much
Chris M
Chris M 2 months ago
Getting a little Welcome to Night Vale vibes from the surreal media blending nature of this and I'm *excited*
John Joe
John Joe 2 months ago
Same, was kinda waiting for Cecil to speak
Jazzy Kun
Jazzy Kun 2 months ago
Fellow Nightvale citizen!? -waves-
Angela Anuszewski
Angela Anuszewski 2 months ago
Look at all these interlopers!
Mason Bordes
Mason Bordes 2 months ago
All Hail the mighty glow cloud fellow citizens
Matt Briddell
Matt Briddell 2 months ago
@Mason Bordes ALL HAIL!
ArchonTheWise 2 months ago
EVERYONE STAY CALM. I have been following both of these podcasts for a while now and I am so excited to see where this goes now that they are working together. LETS GOOOOO
Taylor Van Sickle
Taylor Van Sickle 2 months ago
Wow. You are amazing. Thanks for helping us stay calm about this.
curupa66 2 months ago
Can I still watch the original midst? Been trying to find it but it seems to be taken down
Sofia Laya
Sofia Laya 2 months ago
where can i listen to it???
TidalShadow 2 months ago
I may not know what this is going to be, but sci-fi space westerns rock!
Tom Offer-Westort
Tom Offer-Westort 2 months ago
Yeah, that's the one line from this that intrigued me.
Trini Fernandez
Trini Fernandez 2 months ago
See you space cowboy
Annarki2000 2 months ago
So Firefly?😊
Sin Sokolov
Sin Sokolov 2 months ago
Its actually already out if you wanted to listen to it and not wait it's been out since 2020
Dawid Urbaniak
Dawid Urbaniak 2 months ago
The whole idea remind me "Seven To Eternity" a little bit by Rick Remender, Matt Hollingsworth and Jerome Opeña in all it's weirdness. Both have western, fantasy and scifi elements
Kristina K
Kristina K 2 months ago
I'm so stoked for this! Really great to see CR give space to experimental storytelling such as this, knowing it won't appeal to everyone (not that anything ever appeals to everyone...).
Sky P
Sky P 2 months ago
This sounds like exactly the kind of storytelling I'd enjoy! Thank you Third Person for making it, and thanks to CR for introducing me to the trio
Jessi Marshall
Jessi Marshall 2 months ago
Midst is one of my favorite pieces of any media of all time. So happy to see it getting the spotlight it deserves. You all are in for a treat.
Atlantis J.
Atlantis J. 2 months ago
Okay, I don't know why I'm so attracted to these silhouettes, but I think this has unlocked something in my subconscious 😅😅
Offcenter Ideas
Offcenter Ideas 2 months ago
This sounds so cool! Can't wait to check it out! And can't wait to see what other wild projects the team have in the works! (Something like Sagas of Sundry perhaps?)
Allen Buddy
Allen Buddy 2 months ago
Never heard of midst before but I love audio dramas and I’m already loving the vibe of this video. I’ll be tuning in for sure
Cyanic 2 months ago
is CR studios straight up gonna introduce the world of audiodramas to a wider audience? eyo? well then, welcome to the absolutely weird and wonderful world of audiodramas, Midst is a pretty great one to rerelease, so sit back and enjoy that weird world and hopefully you find yourself diving into other weird worlds like Archive 81 and Silt Verses
Skye Blu
Skye Blu 2 months ago
Oooo there are more stuff like this? Also, hi cyanic!
Cyanic 2 months ago
@Skye Blu oh hello Skye! lol yeah, Welcome to Night Vale is one of the most recognized ones, but there's a bunch of good stuff
Chris Matchett
Chris Matchett 2 months ago
The radio says Hi btw
Come Fast To Get Into My Body
I've binged the whole thing and I can't wait for the next season. It's such a fun show with a unique narrative style and a lot of well-portrayed, badass, likable characters. It's an audio drama so of course there's more dialogue than anything but when the action does happen, it is narrated so well.
James Dreger
James Dreger 2 months ago
Ok I know this is just a bot that scrapes comments, but... is that picture someone using a whisk as a sex toy?
K1TCHEN 2 months ago
I'm confused...
Meadhall Mike
Meadhall Mike 2 months ago
don't be stealin my comments bruh
Matthew Burton
Matthew Burton 2 months ago
This is fun! Nice to the CR brand taking risks on new things. Love to see it!!
scribblecrumb 2 months ago
oh my GOD?????? MIDST is SO good you guys, I love listening to it and this is such a cool development for it!
Ewa S-R
Ewa S-R 2 months ago
If you've not listened to Midst yet, oh my god I am so excited for you. It's incredible!
Glae 2 months ago
Whoa, I blasted through the podcast version and am unreasonably hyped for this
andi hansen
andi hansen 2 months ago
MIDST is easily a top 5 podcast for me, and I'm SUPER EXCITED about this
kaliakoudis 2 months ago
Trailer got me hooked already. Can't wait for episode 1
Alex Bratton
Alex Bratton 2 months ago
Love the richness in the narrators’ voices already! Reminds me a bit of the four horseman from Now You See Me.
Hippie Moosen
Hippie Moosen 2 months ago
Sounds like a radio play in the vein of Welcome to Nightvale. Seems like a cool concept.
Kamil Cieślawski
Kamil Cieślawski 2 months ago
Ooooo.... This is exciting! Glad to see the team try out new stuff. I'm sure this will be fun.
David Shaw
David Shaw 2 months ago
No one having a face is far more disconcerting than I anticipated.
Chibberd Hypothermia
I cant wait to be in the midst of all this action... Ill see myself out.
Kohaku Nushi
Kohaku Nushi 2 months ago
Come back! I actually liked it
kagemarunl 2 months ago
Same here, well done! 8D
darkrose light
darkrose light 2 months ago
Slow clap. Nope, it was good.
valacarno 2 months ago
😳👉🚪... 😂💜🤗
Amanda Rae
Amanda Rae 2 months ago
I love the way this was filmed.
Jennifer Tracy
Jennifer Tracy 2 months ago
I have been jonesin' for a Scifi romp ever since the Ashley one shot. The fact that they are bringing in other creatives is just icing man.
Max Power
Max Power 2 months ago
love it, keep up the great work!!!
CarmelCity 2 months ago
Very interesting, I'll check this out! Happy to see Critical Role supporting indie creators.
TheJammiestJam 2 months ago
I've been hoping for a while now that CR would expand into other shows, with a different cast, to uplift other gaming systems. Looks like this is the start of that!
AKL 2 months ago
Interesting. Hadn't heard of Midst before, but on a cursory inspection, seems like a good fit for expanding the scope of Metapigeon Productions.
AiraKT 2 months ago
That sounds super fun and intreging, I'm definitely looking forward to it
hezky90 2 months ago
I was very good when I was just a person who didn't know they would be impatiently waiting for April 11th Sounds amazing. Really excited for this!
Fakjbf 2 months ago
Not my thing but it’s neat to see CR branching out into different things.
Ayo? 2 months ago
Sci-fantasy space western AUDIO DRAMA?!?! AND THERES CULTS?!?! OH fuck yeah!! So excited to watch the first three episodes coming out , this sounds so exciting!!
feitocomfruta 2 months ago
Awesome! I’ll definitely check it out when it drops.
Juan Carlos Nunez
Juan Carlos Nunez 2 months ago
Dude wuuuut?! This felt so trippy, excited to see where this goes.
Major Zipf
Major Zipf 9 days ago
I need a TTRPG setting for this world. It’s so unique and curious
Lt Spyder
Lt Spyder 29 days ago
I love how Third Person is essentially the sci-fi genre's answer to Daft Punk. I want more from them.
FrazzleCat 2 months ago
Love the presentation. Well done, all. o/
jamako Month ago
Can't wait for a CritRole One-Shot in the Midst world, and Third Person is playing as well, but they're all wearing masks - or maybe, considering CritRole's new fancy set, they can just keep their faces in the shadows for the whole session.
Ben Powell
Ben Powell 2 months ago
This looks right up my alley. With Worlds Beyond Number and Campaign 3 heating up. I'm about perfectly set on my podcast content.
Katie Tuttle
Katie Tuttle 2 months ago
OOHH this feels like a Taliesin Brain Child and I am SO PUMPED Edit: Whoops! Looking at their socials it looks like this has been a separate creative project from Critical Role STILL PUMPED I’ve got some lore to explore
WartimeFriction 2 months ago
Looking forward to giving this a listen. Cheers
Rafael 2 months ago
They all sound great, but that third narrator's voice is just WOW
Sinlock 1313
Sinlock 1313 2 months ago
The guys at the end was like hey you're going to have to listen to Midst and I'm like, okay.
Iago 2 months ago
I'm glad new content is being made, experimented, but i hope crit role never loses focus on the fact that the main cast is our favorite. Geek and sundry had so many random shows that most didn't care about.
Aleph Sharp
Aleph Sharp 2 months ago
WHAT. WHAT MORE CR PRODUCED LIVE PLAYS!!! HYPE!!!!!! Edit: apparently this is a rerelease of an audio drama, based on a ttrpg setting played by the 3 people talking in this trailer, that is being updated, and having additional content added. Still Hype though!!
Sean Boyce
Sean Boyce 2 months ago
Pretty sure it's not actually a game. It's more of a show.
Darkside0513 2 months ago
​@Sean Boyce it says podcast in the description
Jacob B
Jacob B 2 months ago
Cautiously optimistic but high quality free content is never a bad thing
Jacob Alvord
Jacob Alvord 2 months ago
It's wonderful. Dive in. You won't regret it.
Reaprcussion 2 months ago
...okay? I mean I'm kinda stunned but YEAH MORE CRITICAL ROLE LET'S GOOO
OwnyOne 2 months ago
The first guy's voice is so relaxing
Winter_Rain 2 months ago
Wow. That was a lot of info at once. All I got is that it's a different format than what I'd have thought and it's fantasy sci-fi
Cassieosaurus _
Cassieosaurus _ 2 months ago
I'm excited to check it out!
Smash Bran'Discootch
Hopefully this doesn't take away even more from the actual critical role content.
Aurugorn 2 months ago
Sounds cool, checking this out for sure.
daisykid3 2 months ago
Maybe this will help fill the void in my life left behind by Kollok... I miss the surreal storytelling!!!
tinyM 2 months ago
For anyone else having the same problem: the website link in the description takes you to a website that requires a password, but the links from the Midst Twitter account work!
The Glimpse
The Glimpse 20 days ago
Been listening to and loving this podcast. Narrator 3 vaguely sounds and looks like Alexander Ward.
Altaira Wilson
Altaira Wilson 2 months ago
sounds amazing!! I already signed up!!
Matthew Napolillo
Matthew Napolillo 2 months ago
Can't access the website (it's asking for a login), but this looks really fun and weird! Can't wait to see more
Andor 2 months ago
yeah same i don't know why tho
Jacob B
Jacob B 2 months ago
Their blog post about it says (coming soon), so probably under construction
Darkside0513 2 months ago
The Twitter link works and you can get a little bit more info.
Andor 2 months ago
@Darkside0513 thanks a lot
Highandlonesome 2 months ago
This sounds exciting!!
Ludwig Van Normayenn
very promising :O definetly gonna check it out
Not a Dog
Not a Dog 2 months ago
I feel like Tal and Matt got really high one night and tripped balls, and now we're all watching the recreation of their shared hallucination
Bill Berndtson
Bill Berndtson 2 months ago
I'm here for it. I'm in the Midst of it. ❤🧡💛💚💙💜
g0dzm0d3 2 months ago
Why do i feel like this will somehow tie into season 3...
Rob Gonzo
Rob Gonzo 2 months ago
This looks cool! One of those guys moves like Mark Jackson who plays Isaac in The Orville.
Name 2 months ago
Hell yeah! Stay indie and keep supporting indie performers CR!
Barnaby Walters
Barnaby Walters 2 months ago
MIDST: hey critical role, do you want to produce our audio drama? Mercer: does it have moon-related disasters in MIDST: ye- Mercer: you’re on.
Tucker Max
Tucker Max 2 months ago
Ooooh this looks awesome 🤩
Pandaikon0980 2 months ago
I wanna check out the website, but it's requiring a login first thing (which I clearly don't have) and when I can't provide one, it tells me "401 Authorization Required". Otherwise, I'm highly interested to see more info. The trailer definitely hooked me!
J C 2 months ago
Confirmed. So it wasn't just me. Mysterious. Hmm
Darkside0513 2 months ago
Try the Twitter link
Genoveva 2 months ago
I have goosebumps!!😍🙌🏼🔥
katie renee
katie renee 2 months ago
I am so confused but I am so excited at the same time!
Jess Randyss
Jess Randyss 2 months ago
You had me at "weird diabolical bastard"
Alexander Kramer
Alexander Kramer 2 months ago
This sounds rad as heck!
SirKevinOC 2 months ago
I was in to try this when they said space western!
Vi 2 months ago
Now this is unexpected. I'm intrigued though!
Holidaemon 2 months ago
Sounds like we're in the MIDST of something out of this world.
Geek of Arabia
Geek of Arabia 2 months ago
The timing of this announcement is what made it a little suspect to me, but hey, it sounds need enough.
Deirukn 2 months ago
This is going to be cool!!
Ceasar Doo
Ceasar Doo 2 months ago
Any more Critical Role is good Critical Role!
Aaron Yogurt
Aaron Yogurt 2 months ago
finally, couldn't catch up with previous campaigns cuz a new fan here but Im definitely staying up to date with this
M 2 months ago
Welcome! Worth it if you can, listening to the podcast regularly, I caught up on campaign 1 and 2 and most of 3 in a years time. So good.
Maarten Lunenborg
Maarten Lunenborg 2 months ago
This is something else, not the "normal" campaigns.
Nafen 2 months ago
There are already 41 episodes of Midst. Good luck!
Darkside0513 2 months ago
​@Nafen wait what?
Aaron Yogurt
Aaron Yogurt 2 months ago
@Maarten Lunenborg ahh i see thanks for the correction! I'm still quite confused on where to start from so
Adam Woodworth
Adam Woodworth 2 months ago
You had me at moon falls out of the sky space Western 😅
Sly Wolfe
Sly Wolfe 2 months ago
Ooh neat Group is known as Third Person Interesting news, excited to check it out
PianoMyHeart 2 months ago
i have chills all over
Azurros 2 months ago
Oh wow! New content is always welcome. HYPE!!
Chance Ledford
Chance Ledford 2 months ago
Was not expecting this but now invested
Thomas Bethell
Thomas Bethell 2 months ago
Midst is amazing, I've listened to it a few times and its fantastic, Phineas Thatch is my personal favorite character
AKL 2 months ago
That's a quality name right there. Love a Phineas.
Blind as a Zubat
Blind as a Zubat 2 months ago
What are the name of the narrators? Who ever they are, I look forward to listening to their storytelling!
Talenel 2 months ago
The group is called Third Person. The individual members are anonymous.
Adam Sandström
Adam Sandström 2 months ago
One of them sounded a bit like Troy Baker
Blind as a Zubat
Blind as a Zubat 2 months ago
@Adam Sandström I have zero idea who that is. I will have to google him.
Just Ben
Just Ben 2 months ago
The Lady is Jill Bearup.
Anıl Can Kaçar
Anıl Can Kaçar 2 months ago
No shot a colddrop like this from Crtirole before April Fools! I am EXCITED
Nordic Son
Nordic Son 2 months ago
Looks like a cool thing to watch while trying my gummies.
Ben Goldhammer
Ben Goldhammer 2 months ago
Sounds cool but I just felt like I took some drugs and went on a trip. Can't wait to see more.
Rommert Dijk
Rommert Dijk 2 months ago
That guy with the long hair has an amazing voice wow
OniNoSweeney 2 months ago
I'll see if I can get the feeling of Saber Rider & The Star Sheriffs and/or The Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers from this.
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