Seth Green's stolen Bored Ape NFTs put new TV show in limbo

Los Angeles, California - Actor and comedian Seth Green had some of his NFT collection stolen, including some from Bored Ape, which he planned to create a new TV series around.

Seth Green (r.) has four pieces stolen from his Bored Ape NFT collection, which are worth a pretty penny.
Seth Green (r.) has four pieces stolen from his Bored Ape NFT collection, which are worth a pretty penny.  © Collage: MARIO TAMA & Mike Coppola/GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/Getty Images via AFP

The bananas hack took place in early May.

"Well frens it happened to me," Green tweeted. "Got phished and had 4NFT stolen."

He went on to warn users not to buy the stolen virtual art, and pointed out one user for already buying his Bored Ape for $200,000 from the hacker.

The user said they believed they "bought it in good faith" and had no plans to return it to the star.

Green, the mastermind behind Robot Chicken, said in a recent interview that he had been adapting Bored Ape and several characters from his NFT collection into a new series titled White Horse Tavern.

But now, after losing ownership of the NFTs, he may have also lost the license to use their likenesses.

Bored Ape is one of the most expensive and well-known collections of NFT art, which are bought through cryptocurrency wallets. Last month, hackers scammed the company and customers in a Bored Ape heist estimated to be worth $3 million.

As the future of Green's project is uncertain, the debate around who owns NFTs and what they can do with them is once again at the forefront of conversation.

Green is adamant to get Fred – Bored Ape's name in the series – back and continue the project.

"Guys, if there’s a door to kick in, I promise I’m gonna kick in the door for us," he said.

Cover photo: Collage: MARIO TAMA & Mike Coppola/GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/Getty Images via AFP

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