“Hold On for Dear Life” will become the first scripted television show about digital assets. Interestingly, Rob Weiss – executive producer of the renowned TV series “Entourage” – will direct it.
Virtual Assets Invade The TV Industry
According to a recent report, modern cryptocurrency culture will be the theme of a new TV show. Its name: “Hold On for Dear Life.” The series will not focus on Bitcoin or Ethereum but on non-fungible tokens (NFTs) – unique digital assets designed to represent ownership of a virtual item.
The plot of the show circles around a young tech founder – Mel. She launches an NFT called Aveer – just like the name of her best friend, who disappeared. During the 10 episodes, Mel faces many obstacles, such as eccentric friends and centralized powers, which she has to overcome to find her companion.
“Hold On for Dear Life” will also be the first show to tokenize portions of its net earnings through its own FDL token (For Dear Life). Taking a closer look, the capital letters of the TV series read HODL – one of the most popular investing strategies in the space encouraging investors to keep their digital asset holdings, instead of impulsively selling them.
Interestingly, the producer and director of the show is a well-known name in the industry – Rob Weiss. The American, who was nominated for three Emmy awards for producing the comedy-drama TV series – “Entourage,” commented:
“When I read the ‘Hold On for Dear Life’ pilot, I felt as if I had been transported into a fresh and unique universe where characters spoke about money in a whole new language. The world of currency is rapidly changing, and ‘Hold On for Dear Life’ will both illuminate and entertain at the same time.”
Weiss is also known among cinema fans for writing, directing, and producing “Ballers,” starring Dwayne Johnson “the Rock” and David John Washington.
A Movie about The GameStop Frenzy
As CryptoPotato reported in February, the billionaires Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss contemplated joining forces with the prominent Hollywood studio MGM to create a movie about the GameStop stocks mania.
The scrip would represent the recent story of the subreddit group WallStreetBets (WSB), who rebelled against the giant Wall Street hedge funds. The project’s plans included taking onboard New York Times’ best-selling author Ben Mezrich, whose book proposal “The Antisocial Network” would be the core of the movie script.
Gemini’s co-founders – the Winklevoss twins – would have the executive producers’ role via their establishment Winklevoss Pictures. Another producer would be the Oscar winner Aaron Ryder – the man whose projects include blockbusters such as “The Prestige,” “Memento,” “Donnie Darko,” and most notably “Arrival.”