Dear fellow Firefly and Serenity fans,
What if I told you that a former Firefly star (I say “former” with a brimming tear threatening to teeter off my lower eyelid) created a show about a disgruntled ex-television star whose sci-fi show was abruptly cancelled by an unknown network and who now spends a lot of his time at conventions?
“Huh, sounds vaguely familiar,” you might say.
You might be right. And who better to bring this concept into existence than Alan Tudyk himself? (Sorry, Alan, I say that with the utmost respect and love.)
The new show Con Man, starring Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion, began as an indiegogo campaign in March 2015. The storyline features Ray Nearly who plays a former pilot on a former space show called “Spectrum” which was also (get this) cancelled much too soon. The show also features Nathan Fillion who plays Jack Moore, the kinda more famous former captain of the former spaceship. At week three of the campaign, Tudyk has raised over $2.5 million with over 39,000 donors to fund the first few episodes of the webseries. If that’s not fandom enthusiasm, I don’t know what is.
For more details on the campaign itself, click here to go to the campaign site. In the meantime, here’s the teaser trailer for, what looks like to me, a show chocked full of hilarity and awesomeness. I love you, Alan Tudyk.