20 May 2021 3:42 PM +00:00 UTC

Dungeons & Dragons Releases New The Legend of Drizzt Animated Short Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch

There's a new Dungeons & Dragons animated short narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch, and you can watch it online now!

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Wizards of the Coast has released a new Dungeons & Dragons: The Legend of Drizzt animated short titled Sleep Sound, and it reintroduces the origin story of the iconic D&D hero, Drizzt Do'Urden. The animated short is written by author R.A. Salvatore, who's known for his Forgotten Realms novels, and it's narrated by Doctor Strange star Benedict Cumberbatch. 

You can watch Sleep Sound below: 

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Drizzt is a drow elf escaping the shadows of Lolth to forge a path up to the light. A hero who is following the compass of his conscience into the blinding world above, and hoping it will lead him to people worthy of his sacrifice. The video also features Drizzt's feline companion, Guenhwyvar. To discover more about Drizzt, visit legendofdrizzt.com

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During today's Dungeons & Dragons video premiere, we also got our first look at the new Magic: The Gathering cards from the Dungeons & Dragons: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms set, and one of the cards features Drizzt as well as Lolth, the Spider Queen. 

Dungeons & Dragons: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms is set to release for tabletop worldwide on July 23, 2021. It’s also set to release on Magic: The Gathering Arena and Magic Online a week earlier. The Adventures in the Forgotten Realms products are now available for preorder.