Comic-Con HQ Acquires Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion's CON MAN
Since the announcement of Comic-Con HQ, the coming streaming platform from Comic-Con International and Lionsgate, we’ve all been wondering what exactly they’ll be streaming. We know they will be streaming Hall H panels from the convention, but what other programming will the paid subscription service be offering? Well, the first answer is Con Man, the web series from Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion.
Comic-Con HQ will be the exclusive home of season one of the crowdfunded series beginning this June, with a second season coming this fall. If you are not familiar with the series, here’s a synopsis:
“Loosely based on Tudyk’s and Fillion’s experiences starring in Firefly, Con Man centers on the post-show life of Wray Nerely (Tudyk), the co-star of “Spectrum,” a sci-fi TV series canceled before its time that later became a cult classic beloved by fans. Wray’s best friend, Jack Moore (Fillion) starred as the series’ Captain and has gone on to become a major celebrity, while Wray continues to struggle to find his big break. While Jack enjoys the life of an A-lister, Wray is the begrudging guest of sci-fi conventions, comic book store appearances and different pop culture events. The series explores these events and all the crazy and real things that happen behind the scenes in the world of fandom.”
Basically, Comic-Con HQ is the perfect home for this series. I first saw footage from Con Man at Comic-Con last year, and it looks pretty charming. It also features appearances by almost everyone who has ever been on a cult geeky show, including Felicia Day, Seth Green, Gina Torres, Tricia Helfer, Summer Glau, and about a billion more, plus Joss Whedon and James Gunn. If you are a geek, this is probably a show you want to watch.
Seth Laderman, EVP and General Manager of Comic-Con HQ said in a statement:
“Comic-Con HQ is all about capturing the spirit of the fan community, and in its own way, so is Con Man. Alan uniquely understands all sides of the fan experience and he’s captured it in such a farcical way that it’s as much parody as it is commentary around the power of fandom.”
“We are thrilled to be a part of the Comic-Con HQ family. For a series that was born out of a passion for the genre and support from the fans, we couldn’t think of a better way to connect with our community.”
Comic-Con HQ will begin a beta launch on Free Comic Book Day, which is tomorrow, that you can sign up for here. If you sign up in the first two weeks, you will be entered to win a free trip to San Diego Comic-Con 2016. Comic-Con HQ will officially launch this summer and roll out to Roku, AppleTV, and Xbox One. Hopefully they will keep picking up great content to make a subscription worth your while.
Here is the announcement video from Tudyk.