Fox Entertainment’s Krapopolis, the highly anticipated blockchain-backed animated series created by Dan Harmon, co-creator of Rick and Morty, has announced a premiere date of September 24, 2023.
Krapopolis is the first project from Blockchain Creative Labs, the media and creative tech arm of Fox Entertainment, whose mission is to “forge the future of content creation, distribution, and monetization through connecting creators and communities with blockchain technology.”
Set in mythical ancient Greece, Krapopolis follows a flawed family of humans, gods, and monsters striving to run one of the world’s first cities without killing each other. Since August 2022, fans have had the chance to purchase Krap Chickens, a series of 10,420 NFTs that until recently have offered nebulous show-related access. Now it’s clear that these digital assets not only allow holders to view behind-the-scenes content but also permit them to attend exclusive in-person events, vote on the show’s direction, and purchase affiliated merchandise. In a unique twist, viewers can participate interactively in the series via the Krapopolis Krap Chicken Fan Pass NFT.
Krapopolis was first announced in Spring 2021 during a surge in the NFT market. But Harmon initially signed with Fox to create a blockchain-based animated series in the summer of 2020. In a show of faith in the project, Fox invested a whopping $100 million into its Web3 arm, despite the eventual NFT market downturn. In an unprecedented move for original IP, Fox even greenlit three seasons of Krapopolis before a single episode aired.
Through Krapopolis, Blockchain Creative Labs and Fox Entertainment present a compelling new model that combines fan engagement, content creation, and distribution. They aim to transform viewers from passive consumers into active participants. Whether this innovative approach will inspire a new era of content creation and consumption is yet to be seen, but the excitement for the premiere is undeniable.
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