Alan Tudyk is crowdfunding Con Man, a new comedy series co-starring actor Nathan Fillion.
For more than a decade Firefly fans have been hoping, begging and praying for something that, with each passing year, becomes less and less likely. We're talking, of course, about a renewed television team-up of the show's beloved cast. Well, Browncoats, the day you've been waiting for is here. After years of waiting the actors behind Firefly have announced a new series that will bring them back together to delight and entertain us once again.
Or rather two of them have, at least.
It's a good two, though! Not that there was really a bad two. Any who! Alan Tudyk has announced the launch of his very own IndieGoGo campaign aimed at financing a new series dubbed Con Man. The show will follow the adventures of Wray Nerely (Tudyk), an actor who gained cult fame in a sci-fi series name Spectrum that was cancelled "too soon." Now a regular guest on the sci-fi convention circuit, the show will chronicle "all the weird and crazy things that happen to Wray" as he travels from event to event. Nathan Fillion will also have a role in the series both as a producer and performing as the character Jack Moore. The star of Spectrum, Moore will serve as Wray's friend and opposite, having gone on "to become a major movie star" after the show ended. Seth Green, Felicia Day and Gina Torres (also of Firefly fame!) may also have yet to be revealed roles.
Described by Tudyk as "a light-hearted take on the personalities, luminaries, and characters in the sci¬fi community," it's his hope to create a show "[celebrating] the world where heroes, villains, zombie hunters, and space pirates all overlap." To create Con Man, Tudyk has set a goal of $425,000. This price will cover the costs of creating the first three episodes, all of which will be available through Vimeo. It's also a goal that the project, in its opening hours, has already surpassed. Tudyk also included $500,000 and $575,000 stretch goals unlocking goodies like "private" Instagram account access and another episode. At the rate the project is raking in dough, we feel confident in saying it'll get up that high.