Deadline brings word that Krapopolis, Dan Harmon’s (Rick and Morty, Community) new Fox project, will be the first U.S. animated series curated exclusively on the Blockchain. Fox and Bento Box Entertainment are launching a marketplace for the new show including curating and selling digital goods, “ranging from NFTS of one-of-a-kind character and background art and GIFs, as well as tokens that provide exclusive social experiences for super fans.”
Krapopolis is set in mythical ancient Greece and follows the story of a flawed family of humans, gods, and monsters that tries to run one of the world’s first cities without killing each other.
Harmon serves as the creator and executive producer for the project. The new animated series is part of Harmon’s broadcast network-only exclusive direct animation deal with FOX Entertainment. Because of this deal, the project will be fully owned and financed by FOX Entertainment, which will produce the series, with Bento Box Entertainment serving as the program’s animation studio. The project is currently set to make its debut in the spring of 2022.
Harmon first rose to stardom in the late aughts on the small screen as co-creator and writer of The Sarah Silverman Program and creator, executive producer, and majority showrunner on NBC’s Community, which ran for six Emmy-nominated seasons from 2009-2015. He would go on to co-create Rick and Morty with Justin Roiland for Adult Swim, which became one of the biggest adult animated comedy series of the last decade.