Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk launched an Indiegogo campaign to fund a light-hearted web series about convention life called Con Man. It was seeking to raise $425,000 and it surpassed that goal (and then some) in mere hours.
Tudyk has already written 10 scripts for the series which will guest star the likes of Sean Maher, Gina Torres, Amy Acker, Seth Green, Felicia Day, and James Gunn. Funding was to film the first three episodes of the series which Tudyk describes on Entertainment Weekly thusly:
“It’s about the convention world,” says Tudyk, who is also the show’s creator, writer, and director. “My character, Wray Nerely, was on a science fiction show called Spectrum, that was canceled too soon, and now he goes to conventions, to sign head shots, and meet fans, and do panels. Nathan’s character, Jack Moore, who was the captain of the spaceship on Spectrum, has gone on to incredible action-hero stardom, like Matt Damon. My character is frustrated with his situation and frustrated by Jack’s stardom. We follow Wray’s story as he goes to the conventions and does video game voiceovers and we are going to populate it with sci-fi actors and people that you will find at conventions. Zany hi-jinks ensue!”
Check out the project video after the break.
Nathan Fillion tweeted his thanks when they hit their funding goal.
Wow. I believed it would happen, just not before lunch. Well done, you magnificent bastards. https://t.co/XuRXIAIJKI
— Nathan Fillion (@NathanFillion) March 11, 2015