With House of the Dragon recently wrapping up its epic first season, which is a spinoff from Game of Thrones, one would imagine what next is to come from HBO productions, given they have delivered some of the biggest TV series. But that spinoff has shown some viability, as HOD has continually been doing big numbers since its release to rival the original.
It is on this basis that Warner Bros. Discovery has come out with even bigger plans for the future of Game of Thrones. In a stunning revelation, the studio announced today, that they are creating some NFTs based on the epic series, Game of Thrones.
The statement reads:
“Game of Thrones NFTs is coming to this Winter. Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) and HBO have teamed up with NFT platform Nifty’s to launch the digital-collectable non-fungible tokens based on the hit series. The official launch date is not yet confirmed, but fans can expect “Game of Thrones” NFTs in late 2022.
“We’re excited to expand the ‘Game of Thrones‘ fandom and franchise with this unique digital collectible program that’ll engage fans on a deeper level, allowing them to immerse into the world of Westeros, and enhance the overall fan experience”
“Our goal, as always, with the fans, is to create new ways for them to interact with the stories and characters they love,” Josh Hackbarth, Head of NFT commercial development for Warner Bros. Discovery, revealed in the statement.
Nifty’s said in its blog that the “Game of Thrones: Build Your Realm” NFT experience will let fans create a realm by collecting customizable avatars modelled after series characters as well as assorted packs with different collectables like “equipable” items to “strengthen” their avatars, such as weapons, companions, and gear.
“Every so often, a film or television series comes along that pushes the boundaries of its genre so far it forever changes the creative landscape, becoming a part of our collective cultural identity. ‘Game of Thrones’ is that series for this generation,”Jeff Marsilio, CEO and co-founder of Nifty’s.
“Nifty’s is thrilled to be working alongside Warner Bros. Discovery Global Consumer Products to keep pushing the bounds of creativity and imagination through a new kind of digital collectible that will allow fans of the franchise to connect in ways they never have before”, the CEO added.
Other NFTs will feature memorable episodes, Game of Thrones characters, and places. Fans will be able to participate in “thematic activities and on-site participation” as part of the experience, according to WBD.
However, pricing details haven’t been released by the company yet.
Is Game of Thrones NFT a revenue push?
With the release of “Game of Thrones” NFTs, perhaps one of HBO’s most popular shows, WBD is probably hoping to increase revenue.
The business seems to have a cash flow problem after posting a $3.4 million net loss in the previous quarter.
WBD also owes around $53 billion in debt. Tomorrow, November 3, the firm will release its third-quarter results.
Also, 3D-content company Daz 3D will collaborate with the companies on the design, development and production of the NFT experience. This isn’t the first time the media company has collaborated with Nifty’s, as it launched “Looney Tunes” NFTs in June
Other HBO and WBD collaborations
A number of programs, including House of Dragons, have been in development by HBO and are based in the setting of Game of Thrones. A Tales of Dunk and Egg prequel series is another project reportedly in production. Therefore, it appears like Werner Bros. and HBO will remain active in the Game of Thrones market for a very long period.
George R.R. Martin, the creator of Game of Thrones, recently discussed the upcoming Jon Snow spin-off in a new blog post. He disclosed in the post, that he worked on the series with Harington and two other mystery writers/showrunners. Martin stated in the blog post that Harington’s crew is excellent but he was unable to divulge who will write the series.
“Yes, it was Kit Harrington who brought the idea to us,” the Game of Thrones creator revealed. “I cannot tell you the names of the writers/showrunners, since that has not been cleared for release yet, but Kit brought them in too, his own team, and they are terrific.”George R.R. Martin, Game of Thrones creator
In the final season of Game of Thrones, Jon Snow learned of his true identity as Aegon Targaryan, the true heir to the Iron Throne. After killing his aunt/girlfriend, Daenarys, to keep her from power, Jon was forced to choose a life of exile in the Night’s Watch.
Instead of staying with the Night’s Watch, Jon headed North of the Wall to live with the Wildlings and his dire wolf Ghost.
The series is said to focus on what happened after these events.
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