First NFT Live Action Sci-Fi Series Ropes In Hawkeye Actor Aleks Paunovic

First NFT live-action sci-fi series ‘GenZeroes’ ropes in ‘Hawkeye’ and ‘Van Helsing’ actor Aleks Paunovic as the leading star and executive producer.
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Quick take:

  • ‘GenZeroes’ is the first live action NFT-based digital series.
  • It’s produced by the award-winning team behind Van Helsing.
  • Sci-fi veterans Matt Venables and Jeremy Smith join the project as showrunners.

Digital studio House of Kibaa has announced on January 11 that Hawkeye and Van Helsing actor Aleks Paunovic will be joining its live action NFT-integrated sci-fi digital series GenZeroes. Alongside the announcement, House of Kibaa has also released a GenZeroes NFT collection, while Looking Glass Labs, a digital platform specializing in NFT architecture, launched GenZeroes Productions Inc. on the same day.

GenZeroes Productions Inc. will collaborate with House of Kibaa to produce the series. The 10-episode series will be supplemented with motion graphic comic books. If there is sufficient financial backing, the episodes are due to be released in early March. 

To watch the GenZeroes digital series, viewers will have to purchase an NFT from the House of Kibaa website. Purchase of the NFTs gives buyers unique utilities, and/or interactive abilities and benefits such as fractional ownership of the series for top tier buyers. 

The series is set in a post-apocalyptic dystopia 200 years after an alien invasion has destroyed the world and 10 factions fight to control the future of humanity. 

Van Helsing writers Matt Venables and Jeremy Smith have joined the project as showrunners. Neil Stevenson-Moore will be executive producer alongside main actor Aleks Paunovic while Kimani Ray Smith will direct the digital series. Additional casting will be revealed at a later date.

Speaking to Deadline, Paunovic said: “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.”

Echoing Paunovic’s excitement, 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.”

As reported by Deadline, “negotiations are underway 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.”

The series finale will be screened at Comic Con.

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