The never-ending con game will continue for Alan Tudyk as his series Con Man is returning for a second season, but with a new home. Announced today in a press release, with a video message from the actor, the crowdfunding success story Con Man is heading to Comic-Con HQ, the subscription streaming video service from Comic-Con International and Lionsgate.
“We are thrilled to be a part of the Comic-Con HQ family,” said Tudyk in the release. “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.”
Season 1 of the show premiered September 2015 on Vimeo, and is of particular noteworthiness for the crowdfunding records it broke in April 2015, earning more than $3 million after a month on Indiegogo beyond its target goal of $425,000.
Created by Tudyk, Nathan Fillion and author PJ Haarsma, Con Man centers on actor Wray Nerely (Tudyk), whose sci-fi show Spectrum was canceled before its time but has since gained a cult following. Meanwhile, his co-star Jack Moore (Fillion) has gone on to the A-list actor ranks as Nerely tries to get a big break and must appear at cons and comic book shops to make a buck. If you've not seen it, the show is loaded with celeb appearances and true-to-life comic con stories, and is something of a Curb Your Enthusiasm for the nerd set.
According to the release, the second season of the series "focuses on Wray’s attempt to propel himself from B-movie sci-fi actor to esteemed mainstream leading man, while maintaining the respect of his Spectrum fans, former co-stars and Jack in the process." Fillion is also set to reprise his role Jack, with "several other familiar faces to be announced."
While the second season of Con Man will premiere late 2016, Comic-Con HQ announced Season 1 will be available on the VOD platform in June, following its beta launch tomorrow, May 7 -- Free Comic Book Day. You can sign up now for free beta access to the service, and to enter to win a trip to San Diego Comic-Con 2016.
To announce the move to Comic-Con HQ, and tease the Spectrum comic available on FCBD, Tudyk also released the following video message for fans.
Are you excited for Con Man, Season 2? Is it enough to make you subscribe to Comic-Con HQ?