Few shows have cultivated the kind of fan base that Rick and Morty has. As one of the most successful animated shows in recent years, the creation of Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon has become iconic.
Now, Dan Harmon is launching a new show, this time with the inclusion of NFTs.
Ahead of its premier on September 24 on FOX, let's explore what we know about this series and its use of web3.
Ancient Greece, gods and chaos
Set in the mythical city of Krapopolis, the show centers around a dysfunctional family of humans, gods, and monsters.
Together, they're running one of the world's first cities while managing their own chaotic lives and relationships—and if you’re familiar with Greek mythology or history, you know just how much chaos that might involve.
Harmon is the show's executive producer, while Jordan Young (Bojack Horseman) serves as the showrunner.
Meet the characters
According to Harmon, Krapopolis will "revisit" Greek myths rather than retell them: for instance, in the show Prometheus will actually get unshackled and freed from eternal torment.
The main characters are therefore made up, but loosely based on Greek mythology:
- Tyrannis: The mortal son of a goddess and the benevolent king of Krapopolis; voiced by Richard Ayoade
- Deliria: Tyrannis' mother, the goddess of self-destruction and questionable choices; voiced by Hannah Waddingham.
- Shlub: Tyrannis' father, “part scorpion, part lion, part eagle, part horse, part person”; voiced by Matt Berry.
- Stupendous: Tyrannis' half-sister, daughter of Deliria and a cyclops; voiced by Pam Murphy.
- Hippocampus: Tyrannis' half-brother, the offspring of Shlub and a mermaid; voiced by Duncan Trussell.
Krap Chickens, or what makes Krapopolis unique
There are some truly unique things about Krapopolis as a show.
First, with zero episodes aired, it has already been renewed for a third season—which is considered to be rare for a new IP in the industry.
Secondly, it’s one of the first major media properties leveraging web3, as it presents FOX’s first foray into the world of NFTs.
In 2022, FOX's blockchain arm released a limited-edition NFT collection called Krap Chickens. These are available on the project's Rarible-powered marketplace.
Holding a Krap Chicken offers holders exclusive benefits, including early access to episodes, access to the token-gated Shopopolis store, and even the ability to vote on story decisions, deciding what kind of wine Deliria gets to drink and which goat gets "sacrificed” by Tyrannis.
We're currently running a contest where you can win a Krap Chicken:
That wraps up all the key info about Krapopolis we know so far. We’ll make sure to tune in on Sunday—and with 3 seasons confirmed, why not pick up a Krap Chicken (or win one in the contest we mentioned above) and contribute to the show?