Earlier this year, internet darlings and geek royalty Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk pitched a new comedy series on IndieGogo about the persistent struggles of a (barely) working actor who worked on a cult sci-fi show. I don’t know why, but that seems vaguely familiar… hmm. Within 24 hours, Con Man received 1 million dollars. By the end of the campaign, Fillion, Tudyk and fellow executive producer PJ Haarsma raised 3.1 million dollars overall. It’s been a long hard wait, but now their loyal fans can soon view the fruits of their donation.
On September 30, the first three episodes of Con Man will premiere on Vimeo On Demand. Three episodes of Con Man will premiere every Wednesday for four weeks. It’s currently on preorder and all episodes can be rented for $14.99 here.
As posted by Vimeo:
Con Man centers on the post-show life of Wray Nerely (Alan Tudyk) the co-star of “Spectrum,” a sci-fi series, which was canceled before its time and went on to become a cult classic beloved by fans. Wray’s good friend, Jack Moore (Nathan Fillion) starred as the series Captain and has gone on to become a major celebrity, while Wray (Tudyk) hasn’t found his desired level of stardom. Wray is the begrudging guest of sci-fi conventions, comic book store appearances, and different pop culture events; however, everything is not as it seems from the outside. The series will explore these events and all the weird and crazy things that happen to them along the way.
Con Man also features a plethora of Sci-Fi’s biggest personalities including: Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica), Amy Acker (Person of Interest), Gina Torres (Firefly, Suits), Sean Maher (Firelfly, Eastsiders), Felicia Day (Buffy The Vampire Slayer), Seth Green (Family Guy/Austin Powers), Mindy Sterling (Austin Powers), Jewel Staite, (Firefly), Summer Glau (Firefly, Terminator: SCC), Sean Astin (Lord of The Rings), James Gunn, and Joss Whedon.