The project is among the first live action NFT series and is being set up to include 10 episodes that will be augmented by motion graphic comic books. Episodes are due to begin releasing in early March with producers telling us the project is fully financed.
The series is set 200 years after an alien invasion has left the world devastated, where ten factions fight to control the future of humanity.
Van Helsing writers Matt Venables and Jeremy Smith will serve as showrunners. They will also executive-produce with Neil Stevenson-Moore. Kimani Ray Smith is director. Canadian company House of Kibaa is producing. Additional casting is underway.
To watch the GenZeroes series viewers will need to purchase an NFT via the House of Kibaa website. The “GenZeroes Universe” includes a live-action series, comics, and collectibles. Each level of NFT ownership will endow different benefits with the top level allowing fractional ownership of the series.
Producers tell us that negotiations are under way for the series to go to a wider platform for mainstream viewing after it has completed its run as an NFT release on the House of Kibaa website.
We asked whether NFT owners in the series would participate in profits made from deals for the series. The producers told us: “The beautiful part of NFTs and blockchain technology is the transparency of transactions. Token holders will enjoy benefits like live streamed ‘behind the scenes’ access, early and special releases of series content, and also residuals and benefits from deals with other platforms as determined by the smart contracts and NFT utilities. The final details are being developed to ensure that the NFT benefits fall within the applicable regulations.”
Paunovic, who becomes one of the bigger actors to commit to an NFT film or TV project, said of the project: “There’s nothing more exciting than being an artist on an artist driven platform. This project is devoted to the sci-fi fandom and gives them an opportunity to be involved on so many levels. It’s an evolution in entertainment and I am excited to be working with House of Kibaa.”
Neil Stevenson-Moore added: “House of Kibaa Productions is focused on becoming the place that the TV and film community go to leverage NFTs in an authentic manner. We are so excited to be working with leaders in the industry like Aleks, Jeremy, and Matt on our first project.”
Non-fungible tokens are non-interchangeable units of data stored on a blockchain in digital form. They tend to be associated with a particular digital or physical asset such as a file or a physical object and a license to use the asset for a specified purpose. NFTs function like cryptographic tokens, but, unlike cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, they are not mutually interchangeable, hence not fungible.
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