At this point, we honorary Browncoats have pretty much come to accept that we're never getting that Firefly series continuation. Ever. Still, that hasn't stopped us from hoping someone, anyone from the cast would team back up again for another project.
Well, hope no longer, for all that wishing has finally paid off: Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion's Indiegogo-promoted project, Con Man, has not only met its initial goal ($425,000) but absolutely crushed it ($1 million and climbing). In fact, their campaign was so successful that within 24 hours of it going live on Indiegogo on Tuesday, it broke not one, but two crowdfunding records. It now has the honor of being the web series to raise the most funding in its first 24 hours and, even more impressively, it's now the most-funded web series ever. And that's not just on Indiegogo, but on all platforms.
Looks like Captain Mal and Wash still got it.
At the moment, Con Man has raised over $1.6 million dollars, which is enough for eleven episodes. But the cool thing is that if the project hits its stretch goal of $1.75 million dollars, it will be a full 12-episode season, plus a "lost episode" of Spectrum, Con Man's show-within-a-show. AND they'll build a spaceship. With 28 days left to go in the campaign, it's fairly certain Con Man will not only hit its stretch goal but obliterate it.
What comes after a stretch goal is passed? No idea, but maybe we'll find out.
Don't know what Con Man's about? Here, let the official synopsis break it down for you:
The series is a lighthearted take on the personalities, luminaries, comic book stores, and characters that Alan and Nathan have run into during their years in the sci-fi community and convention circuit. CON MAN centers around the post-show life of Wray Nerely (Tudyk), the pilot and co-star of SPECTRUM, a sci-fi series which was cancelled before it’s time and eventually became a cult classic beloved by fans. Wray’s good friend, Jack Moore (Fillion) starred in the series and has gone on to become a major celebrity, while Wray continued to struggle to find his big break. While Jack enjoys the life of an A-lister, Wray tours the sci-fi circuit as a guest of conventions, comic book stores, and lots of pop culture events. The show will explore all the weird and crazy things that happen to Wray along the way, while telling the story of a guy learning to love and embrace his fans.
Gee, what on earth might have inspired this idea?
Alan will be pulling main duties on the web series, being the writer, director, and star, while Nathan is producing and will be in a regular featured role. PJ Haarsma is also producing. And they have a galaxy of stars lining up to appear throughout the season, including James Gunn, Felicia Day, Seth Green, Gina Torres, Sean Maher, Amy Acker, and others who will be revealed throughout the Indiegogo campaign.
SO BASICALLY, if we can't get the entire crew of Serenity back together, we'll at least get half of them.
Want to get involved? Head to the Indiegogo page, and chip in a few bucks. And if not...curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!