Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk launch campaign to fund 'Con Man'

The actors are seeking to raise $425,000 by April 10.
By Annie Martin  |  March 11, 2015 at 2:07 PM
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LOS ANGELES, March 11 (UPI) -- Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk have launched a crowdfunding campaign for Con Man.

The actors, both 43, established an Indiegogo page for the new web series, and are seeking to raise $425,000. The money will go toward the first three episodes of the program, and fans had pledged over $248,000 as of Wednesday.

Con Man is created, written and directed by Tudyk, with both Tudyk and Fillion as stars. The show follows former sci-fi series actors Wray Nerely (Tudyk) and Jack Moore (Fillion), and will see Nerely visit conventions, comic book stores and pop culture events.

"I wanted to make a show that featured all of my favorite convention artists and friends together," Tudyk wrote. "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."

"I think what Alan's doing is very clever," Fillion told Entertainment Weekly. "He's saying, 'Let's do three. If you love it, let's do more.' This project is about honoring the sci-fi projects of years gone by that have been forgotten, and the people that are fanatical about those projects."

Fillion and Tudyk previously co-starred as Malcolm "Mal" Reynolds and Hoban "Wash" Washburne on Fox series Firefly. Sean Maher and Gina Torres, who portrayed Simon Tam and Zoe Washburne, are also confirmed for roles, in addition to Amy Acker, Seth Green and Felicia Day.

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