Adult Swim's biggest show is easily Rick and Morty, following the story of the Smith clan as they have adventures throughout the galaxy and across alternate realities, with Dan Harmon front and center when it comes to the creation of said adventures. However, Harmon has made the news recently thanks to the reveal that Krapopolis, the title of the new series, will be based on cryptocurrency and NFTs.
According to a recent Upfront presentation by Fox, Harmon's new show will be known as Krapopolis. The show will be the first animated one on the blockchain, and it has roped in other brands like Bento Box to use Krapopolis for an NFT debut. The show will help found a side gig for Fox and Bento Box that makes NFTs and puts them on the market.
"We are presenting a fall lineup that builds upon FOX's legacy of bold stories and truth-telling-characters; stories that meet and reflect the cultural moment. FOX believes it's a time for series that offer hope and to speak to American audiences with themes of reinvention and second chances," Charlie Collier, the CEO of FOX Entertainment, said.
"Alongside our programming focus, we are forging ahead with a clear, 100% ad-supported vision. FOX's acquisition of free-ad-focused Tubi has allowed us to expand our broadcast offering, bringing scale across both linear and streaming, all without any paywalls or subscriptions. This is a strategy that deepens FOX's relationship with our audience and advertising partners, and it will continue to set FOX apart."
As you can see below, the Rick and Morty fandom is split over the announcement as some of Harmon's die-hard fans are eager to see how this title goes. But for some, the moral and environmental strain of NFTs has turned them against Krapopolis. Fox may be able to turn that reputation around before the show goes live, but for now, Harmon's blockchain experiment has a lot to prove to netizens.
NO NO NO
*megaphone click, feedback, deep breath in* ABSOLUTELY NOT https://t.co/iZOTHJjeze— Ben Haist (@bhaist) May 17, 2021
It Could Happen...?
Dan Harmon, creator of Rick and Morty is launching a blockchain-based animated series called "Krapopolis" on Fox.
Love the name by the way.
If I had to hazard a guess, I'd say that it could be based on real-life crypto personalities and situations. https://t.co/oNxPumjDCN— Mike McCarthy (@MikeNerdUK) May 18, 2021
HEADLINE: Fox and Bento Box are collaborating with Rick and Morty creator Dan Harmon on Krapopolis, the first-ever blockchain animated series.
If only there were a perfect gif for this: pic.twitter.com/TDRvtwpcAv— Brian Cooksey (@Vaklam) May 18, 2021
I TURNED MYSELF INTO A PYRAMID SCHEME MORTY https://t.co/JzLi2rXoVo— Melo (@LetItMelo) May 18, 2021
Ouch Ouch Ouch
Dan Harmon? More like Dan Harmin the environment https://t.co/AljIion3xf— lukewarm take (@Monohtoen) May 17, 2021
But Is It True?
dan harmon: "how can i create something more toxic than the rick & morty fandom?" pic.twitter.com/Q9Aof1MWo5— tall frog (@matherao) May 17, 2021
gosh, it's almost like the utterly-unaccountable, unexamined nihilism that is the beating core of everything Dan Harmon has ever made isn't concealing some secret message about optimism at all, but is in fact an unironic expression of the fundamental belief system of its creator— ✨crime🍃elemental✨ (@hystericempress) May 17, 2021