The Con Man panel promised to be a geek party and one of the highlights from this year’s Comic-Con ever since the moment it was first announced. After all, this panel was about a web series spoof of the lives of the cast of Firefly which include panelists Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk, Felicia Day, Wil Wheaton, Seth Green, Michael Trucco, Alison Haislip, Nolan North, Casper Van Dien, Tricia Helfer, Mindy Sterling, Barry Bishom and Billy Brooks. Pheew!
Apart from being the first web series to ever take the stage at Hall H, the panel was hosted by Chris Hardwick and lasted a good hour and a half and included Alan wearing Wash’s shirt and recreating his character’s death with ketchup, which made Nathan (and all of us) very upset, the premiere of the first Con Man trailer and the birth of the concept “ImagiNathan“.
Anything is possible, as long as you use your #ImagiNathan.
— Wil Wheaton (@wilw) July 10, 2015
Con Man follows the convention adventures of Wray Nerely (Alan Tudyk) and his best friend Jack Moore (Nathan Fillion) who starred in the super awesome but sadly cancelled science fiction series Firef– I mean, Spectrum. Nerely, who hates Spectrum for being the best thing he has done, is now trying to figure out what to do next besides touring the convention world.
“Someone needed to make a show about this. There’s so many amazing characters. So every time I went to a convention, I thought of something else. So it happened like that. It was also an opportunity to get into a spaceship again with Nathan. It was just getting back onto a space show” (Alan Tudyk)
Tudyk, who also said that the process of creation has been “overwhelming” took a moment to thank all the fans saying that “it all had to do with the crowdfunding”. In total, their IndieGogo campaign has collected over $3 million and holds the record for the highest-funded web series from a crowdfund.
Fillion said that Alan and him had always wanted to work together but that it was out of their control “until now” and that Con Man was an idea that “Alan would not let die”.
Tudyk also revealed that he is already completely open to a Season 2 of Con Man.
You can watch the trailer down below:
The series will have four sets of episodes in total. The first three 10-minute episodes will premiere on September 30th on Vimeo.