Orange Comet , Inc., a premium Web3 entertainment company, and AMC Networks, the home of the global powerhouse series The Walking Dead, today announced an expansion of their exclusive partnership with the launch of NFTs and virtual environments for AMC's next big franchise, The Immortal Universe of Anne Rice. This exclusive new Metaverse will kick off alongside AMC's Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire, set to premiere Sun., Oct. 2 at 10/9c on AMC and AMC+, and follow with Anne Rice's The Mayfair Witches early next year.
In addition, AMC and Orange Comet announced an expansion of scope for their hit The Walking Dead NFT Collection, which will now encompass the show's ever-expanding universe, including the upcoming The Walking Dead: Dead City, starring Lauren Cohan and Jeffrey Dean Morgan; and the announced spinoff series featuring the characters of Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) and Rick and Michonne (Andrew Lincoln and Danai Gurira) set to premiere in 2023. The Walking Dead's Last Episodes premiere Sun., Oct. 2 at 9/8c on AMC and AMC+.
NFTs for both The Walking Dead Universe and The Immortal Universe of Anne Rice will be featured on OpenSea in a custom Orange Comet marketplace.
This ongoing partnership with AMC Networks furthers Orange Comet's NFT and Web3 dominance in entertainment, signifying its tremendous ability to forge interactive and elevated fan experiences like no other and deepening its relationship with one of the most respected television networks and streaming platforms around the world.
Like The Walking Dead NFT Collection's ongoing expansion, the iconic Immortal Universe of Anne Rice will come to life in a cinematic Metaverse environment, offering fans and Web3 collectors a next generational collect-to-earn experience.
"AMC Networks has a proven track record of producing shows that break through the pop culture noise and attract highly passionate and committed fans," said Clayton Neuman, VP of Games at AMC. "As The Walking Dead Universe enters its exciting second chapter, and we embark on the launch of our next epic franchise with Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire, we're excited to continue working with Orange Comet to deliver our viewers a world-class digital collectible experience that complements and enhances their favorite shows."
"The first mint initiated a fan frenzy among dedicated supporters of The Walking Dead, selling out in less than an hour," said Dave Broome, CEO of Orange Comet. "AMC has created universes full of vivid imagery, memorable characters and a vast scope that feeds into the intensive and thoughtful creative process at Orange Comet, allowing us to continue crafting the best-in-class digital experiences that will surely keep audiences engaged with the franchises for years to come."
The Walking Dead's next NFT collection mints on Oct. 5 and will feature Signature 3D Avatars, life-like hand-sculpted recreations of fan favorite characters such as Daryl, Rick, Carol and more. With these Avatars, fans will be able to enter The Walking Dead Lands — a post-apocalyptic open-world build-and-earn experience based on The Walking Dead. The first drop will feature a public mint as well as an exclusive Walker-Pass-only private drop featuring a 1-to-1 rarity match. For more details, visit https://orangecomet.com/twdavatars .