We were all excited to hear about Alan Tudyk’s ‘Con Man‘ getting picked up initially and having a comic book spinoff of ‘Spectrum‘ so the fact that we’ll be getting a second season of this web series has everyone thrilled! What is interesting though is that the series has a new home for its next outing as it will pick back up on Comic-Con HQ which is a streaming service which was created in conjunction by both Comic-Con International and Lionsgate.
The first season launched in September of last year on Vimeo and was brought together through the power of crowdfunding when it earned more than $3 million after a month of being on Indiegogo which both broke records at the time and it’s goal of $425,000.
Clearly the show had interest and now they have some corporate backing behind them for moving forward!
According to Tudyk:
“We are thrilled to be a part of the Comic-Con HQ family. For a series that was born out of a passion for the genre and support from the fans, we couldn’t think of a better way to connect with our community.”
For those unfamiliar with the series, it was created by Tudyk and his bestie Nathan Fillion as well as author PJ Haarsma. The series follows Tudyk as Wray Nerely and is a riff on their time with ‘Firefly’ as he was an actor whose science fiction show called ‘Spectrum’ was cancelled early though has evolved into having a huge cult following. His co-star Jack Moore (played by Fillion) has become an A-list actor and Nerely is barely paying bills while trying to still make it big. To do so he isn’t getting acting gigs but having to show up at both conventions and comic shops just to make sure he has money in the bank.
Littered with guest appearances and stories that have a very realistic feeling to it, this is one for fanboys and geeks to truly fall in love with.
You can check out his official announcement about it in the video below
In the next installment, we’ll see if focus “on Wray’s attempt to propel himself from B-movie sci-fi actor to esteemed mainstream leading man, while maintaining the respect of his Spectrum fans, former co-stars and Jack in the process.” Not only will Fillion be back but there will also be “several other familiar faces to be announced” and it wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest if one or two of them may have shown up on another science fiction show that was cancelled in it’s prime.
Are you happy to hear that Tudyk will be back for a second season of ‘Con Man’? Are you happy that they can poke a little fun as to how they’ve gotten where they are today or will it always be too soon after the death of ‘Firefly’ for you? Share your thoughts below!
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