EXCLUSIVE: Cryptocurrency pioneer Jeff Garzik has launched NextCypher Productions (NxC), a brand new impartial leisure firm that can concentrate on utilizing the rising expertise of Web3 (NFTs, crypto, blockchain purposes) to empower the sci-fi neighborhood to show fantasy into actuality.
“NxC is greater than only a mere manufacturing firm. It’s a passionate neighborhood, outlined by the individuals and initiatives that it interacts with,” mentioned Garzik, who’s finest generally known as one of many pioneers of cryptocurrency, having labored on the Bitcoin Core challenge – the primary blockchain node – in addition to Bitcoin mining initiatives and the Linux working system. “One among our core rules is to allow sci-fi and fantasy followers to do greater than merely devour content material from the worlds we assemble, however to permit them to actually take part in beloved properties in methods they by no means thought doable. Above all, NxC pledges to all the time put the wants of the viewers first as we create persistently nice leisure.”
As a part of the launch, Garzik is saying the corporate’s first two tv initiatives. The primary is a one-hour action-drama collection known as Deathlands that’s based mostly on the bestselling ebook collection. It’s being developed for tv by showrunner/govt producer Mark A. Altman (Pandora, The Librarians, Agent X) and govt producer Thomas P. Vitale (57 Seconds, Slasher, Pandora).
“Deathlands is Mad Max: Fury Highway meets Yellowjackets in an epic post-apocalyptic sci-fi journey,” mentioned Garzik. “Deathlands tells the story of a world ravaged by violence, destruction, and demise. Now, solely essentially the most sensible, crafty, and succesful survive as they try to navigate the brand new regular of a world turned upside within the hopes of constructing a brand new, extra simply society for the long run.”
The opposite challenge within the works is Wanting Glass that’s based mostly on an authentic idea from Garzik. He describes it as “an thrilling and thought-provoking new sci-fi motion/journey collection during which a younger lady whose reminiscence was erased goes on a quest to find her true identification as a gridrunner who should save the outcasts of society from a lethal conspiracy that threatens to destroy the long run.”
Wanting Glass made its premiere as a graphic novel by way of the NxC subsidiary Subsequent Cypher Phrases + Artwork. The brand new comedian ebook writer introduced the primary subject of the Wanting Glass graphic novel at San Diego Comedian-Con final week.
NxC shall be saying its subsequent initiatives quickly with manufacturing on Deathlands anticipated to start in early 2023 in Bulgaria and Wanting Glass later within the yr.