Con Man, the web series that pokes fun at life at convention as a sci-fi star, is coming back for season two! Lionsgate announced today that the record-breaking web series will return late 2016 on the new subscription VOD service, Comic-Con HQ.
Comic-Con HQ is the new subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) destination that seeks to extend the experience of San Diego Comic-Con into a year-round event. The official launch of CCHQ will happen in July to coincide with San Diego Comic Con, but beta access is available starting tomorrow.
Executive produced by Alan Tudyk, Nathan Fillion, and author PJ Haarsma, Con Man is loosely based on Tudyk’s and Fillion’s experiences in life post-Firefly. In the show, Tudyk is Wray Nerely, 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.
Season two of Con Man 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.
As a fan of the first season, I am personally pleased to see a season two coming to life. If you haven’t seen it yet, season one is currently available on demand and on Blu-Ray/DVD for your viewing pleasure.