GenZeroes: Aleks Paunovic to star in sci-fi NFT series

Aleks Paunovic has racked up more than 130 screen acting credits over the years, appearing in such films and TV shows as Hawkeye, Van Helsing, Snowpiercer, Arrow, War for the Planet of the Apes, Kindergarten Cop 2, Supernatural, Continuum, iZombie, Dead Rising: Watchtower, Smallville, Battlestar Galactica, and a couple Stargate shows, among others. Now he has signed on to star in and executive produce the sci-fi series GenZeroes, which is going to be released as an NFT.

Van Helsing writers Matt Venables and Jeremy Smith are the showrunners on GenZeroes and will also be executive producing the series with Neil Stevenson-Moore. House of Kibaa is producing, with Kimani Ray Smith directing. The series will be set

200 years after an alien invasion has left the world devastated, where ten factions fight to control the future of humanity.

The first season’s ten live-action episodes will, according to Deadline, “be augmented by motion graphic comic books.” To watch GenZeroes, 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.

Paunovic had this to say about 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”

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.”

The producers are still working on getting the funding together, but are hoping to start releasing episodes in March. The whole NFT thing remains beyond my comprehension at this point, so you can count me out of this one for now.

Source: Deadline

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