Krapopolis Team Emphasizes NFT Holders Can Still Engage With The Show Before It Airs
The Krapopolis team announced the renewal via Twitter in March. 2, and emphasized that nonfungible token (NFT) holders can still engage with the show before it airs.
Michael Thorn, the President of Scripted Programming at Fox, said:
“We’re so bullish about the work that we want to support and its ability to find an audience and succeed. While [a third season order] is atypical, it was a no-brainer for us with Krapopolis.”
It has been reported that Krapopolis is an animated comedy set in ancient Greece that follows a “flawed family of humans, gods and monsters that try to run one of the world’s first cities without killing each other.” The case includes some big names such as Richard Ayode, Matt Berry, Pam Murphy, Duncan Trussell, and Hannah Waddingham.
However, the series is produced by Fox Corp’s NFT firm Blockchain Creative Labs, which also provided the NFT-related elements for the show. The NFTs themselves are called “Krap Chickens” and depict cartoon chicken avatars in the same style of art as the show. There are 10,420 tokens in total, with some still up for mint at 0.18 Ether (ETH).
The report said that holders are given exclusive access to experiences, content, rewards and voting rights on certain aspects of the show. Square Enix’s NFT-friendly CEO Yosuke Matsuda is stepping down after nearly 10 years at the helm of the firm behind the Fantasy franchise.
Likewise, in a March notification of company changes, Square Enix outlined that Takashi Kiryu will take over the role of CEO from Matsuda. The move won't officially be finalized until an annual shareholders meeting in May. While Web 3 and NFTs weren’t referenced explicitly in the notification, the firm did indicate that it is still looking to push on with new tech integrations, suggesting its blockchain-related plans may remain unhindered.
The filing read:
“Under the rapid change of business environment surrounding the entertainment industry, the proposed change is intended to reshape the management team with the goal of adopting ever-evolving technological innovations and maximizing on the creativity of the Company’s group.”
Thus, under Mastuda’s leadership, Square Enix rolled out tokenized Final Fantasy character collectibles in July 2022 and partnered with the Oasys blockchain gaming project in September. In December, the firm also invested $52.7 million into mobile game developer Gumi Games, to help develop mobile-based play-to-earn titles.