Actress, singer and writer Haylie Duff has joined the cast for blockchain-backed pilot Cyko KO: The Animated Series, based on the Ringo Award-nominated comic book created by Rob Feldman (published by Rocketship Entertainment). The web series is planned as the first original for recently launched Web3 streamer Rewarded.tv.
Cyko KO centers on the titular super hero of SuperEarth — a colorful Saturday morning cartoon-y world — described as “the fourth-wall breakin’, pinball-addicted, motorcycle-ridin’ hero you’ve been waiting for.” The all-ages animated series will follow Cyko KO, his sidekick Peachy Keen and their pet Meemop as they defend the colonies of SuperEarth from zany villains.
Duff played popular snob Summer Wheatley in Napoleon Dynamite. Now, she joins several of her co-stars from the 2004 cult hit on the Cyko KO cast: Jon Heder (Napoleon), Efren Ramirez (Pedro), Tina Majorino (Deb) and Jon Gries (Uncle Rico). The onscreen Idahoans reprised these roles for the short-lived FOX animated series based on the Jared and Jerusha Hess movie that aired in 2012.
Heder is voicing Cyko KO for the animated pilot; Duff plays a waitress named Dolphina.
In addition to Napoleon Dynamite, the actress is known for starring in Seventh Heaven, hosting Legally Blonde: The Musical – The Search for Elle Wood, appearing in Broadway’s Hairspray and creating/hosting The Real Girl’s Kitchen. Her voice credits include Varvara in the English language dub of My Sweet Monster, Queenie in The Ladybug (English Version) and Sweetcakes in Foodfight!
Rewarded.tv is owned by Replay, a recently launched blockchain platform where fans can earn badges, NFTS and RPLAY tokens for watching and sharing content. Owners of Cyko KO “TV Star Card” NFTs will have exclusive access to the 12-minute animated series pilot. The project is funded by revenue from the NFT collection created by Theta Labs’ ThetaDrop.
Feldman (Dr. Shroud) is producer and showrunner of Cyko KO: The Animated Series through his Earworm Media label. Rocketship Ent., which Feldman co-founded and serves as CTO of, is co-producing with Replay and Verified Labs, a Web3 production studio of which Heder is a founding member.