In possibly the best news I've heard all day, the cast of Joss Whedon's cult space opera Firefly will be back on the screen together in Alan Tudyk's fan funded comedy Con ManI!
The crowd funded show will follow the exploits of two characters named Wray Nerely and Jack Moore (played by Tudyk and Nathan Fillion respectively), who were cast members of 'Spectrum', a *clears throat*, popular fictional sci-fi show that was cancelled in its prime, but later gained cult standing, and are now found making the rounds of the countries brightest geek conventions. Umm... sound familiar?
Wanna see a teaser clip?
During a Reddit AMA, Tudyk revealed the new giddy news about the impromptu Firefly reunion:
Everybody has committed to being in Con Man. I don't want to waste their cameos. So, I'm hoping for a second season to put them all in. Right now, it's just Sean and Gina in the first season. Possibly more. The others will be 'Where's Waldo?' type cameos.
Incredible! So that means Gina Torres, Morena Baccarin, Adam Baldwin, Summer Glau, Jewel Staite, Ron Glass and the aforementioned Sean Maher will be joining Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk in a comedy show! I honestly cannot wait.
Here's Tudyk's words on the project:
Wray Nerely (Alan Tudyk-Me!) was a co-star on Spectrum, a sci-fi series which was canceled -Too Soon- yet became a cult classic. Wray’s good friend, Jack Moore (Nathan Fillion) starred in the series and has gone on to become a major movie star. 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 feature all the weird and crazy things that happen to Wray along the way to these events.
The series is a light-hearted take on the personalities, luminaries, and characters in the sci-fi community we are privileged to call ourselves members. Con Man is a way to share some of the surreal occurrences we have had, while telling the story of a guy learning to love and embrace his fans.
I wanted to make a show that featured all of my favorite convention artists and friends together. Not only that, I wanted to celebrate the world where heroes, villains, zombie hunters, and space pirates all overlap. I especially wanted to work with my friend Nathan Fillion again.
Con Men has managed to edge even closer to its highest funding target of $3 million, reaching a whopping $2.9 million, which will earn us 12 episodes and a video game!
Right, I'm done with the world for now. I'm off to hibernate until this hits the waves.
(Source: Indie GoGo)