Fans of the dearly departed Firefly are looking forward to the upcoming web series Con Man, a tale of an actor in a former short-lived sci-fi series whose co-star has gone on to fame and fortune. And it's not just because we'll be getting a fictionalized version of the lives of actors Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion -- it's because the spectacular crowdfunding rewards have just become even more awesome.
Con Man is being crowdfunded by Indiegogo, and contributor rewards have included autographed posters of Spectrum, the fake TV show, as well as the opportunity to play an extra in a crowd scene. But now there's a new reward for those with the extra cash on hand: Nathan Fillion's personal collection of set photos from Firefly.
For $50 ($60 if you're in Canada; $65 if you're further afield), fans will receive 24 pages of U.S. letter-sized photos. According to the Indiegogo page,
Nathan Fillion's private photo book filled with personal photos taken on the set of Firefly. Some of these photos have never been seen before. Grab one of these rare looks behind the scenes and see what Nathan saw on the set of one of your favorite shows.
Sadly, this is a stand-alone reward, which means fans won't receive any of the previous rewards, like the Blu-Ray edition or the ability to stream the video. But for die-hard Firefly fans, $50 is a small price to pay.
Con Man had raised more than $2.5 million at the time of this writing and quickly blew past its goal of $425,000. Tudyk and Co. have since added stretch goals, including a digital version of a Spectrum comic book and subtitles in other languages.
The campaign will be completed in nine days. If Con Man earns $2.75 million, Tudyk and producer T.J. Haarsma will write a Spectrum novel and start work on a second season of the show. If it earns a whopping $3 million, Spectrum will get its own mobile game for iOS and Android phones/devices.
According to Tudyk, Con Man will be released in September 2015.