‘Firefly’ Alumni Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk Reunite For New Project, ‘Con Man’
Firefly actors Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk have joined forces for a new project, Con Man, crowdfunding a show that they point out will be the “quickest way to see us back on a spaceship.”
Fillion and Tudyk have launched the project on Indiegogo, seeking $425,000 to finance the first three episodes of Con Man, each of which will be just ten-minutes-long, according to Entertainment Weekly. The show, which was created, written, and will be directed by Tudyk, focuses on the world of Sci-Fi conventions and fandom, something which the Firefly alumni are well acquainted with.
“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,” Tudyk noted. “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.”
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The pair will be joined by other Firefly alumni, including Sean Maher and Gina Torres, while Amy Acker, Seth Green, James Gunn, and Felicia Day are also slated to make appearances. Tudyk has written ten scripts so far for the series, and the project’s stretch goal will take Con Man to 12 episodes. Excitingly for Firefly fans, Con Man will include a “lost episode” of Spectrum, according to Io9, which will see Fillion and Tudyk reunite once more on the bridge of a spaceship.
“So, by episodes 10, 11 and 12, the lost episode of Spectrum gets released and you get to see that show and its cast and you get to see me flying a spaceship and Nathan captaining…I’m very excited.”
Con Man isn’t the only time Firefly alumni have reunited for a recent project, however. As the Inquisitr reported last year, the entire cast reprised their roles for Firefly Online, a role playing video game based on the franchise.
According to Tudyk, Con Man is as much about the people who run conventions as it is about the fans, who he describes as the heroes of the convention world.
“I’ve always wanted to involve the fans. The convention world is huge and getting bigger all the time. You mentioned Firefly. We’ve seen the fans do incredible things and this is something that the fans can get involved with at an early level and, having done conventions now for twelve years, some of the incentives are things that they want.”
Firefly fans who are excited to see Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk once more at the helm of a spaceship can head to the project’s Indiegogo page for details and to help fund it.
[Image Indiegogo via io9]