The new streaming platform, Comic-Con HQ, has landed exclusive rights to season one of Alan Tudyk’s record-breaking web series, Con Man. Comic-Con HQ will also produce season two of the show.
Meant to “extend the experience of San Diego Comic-Con into a year-round event,” the platform is a collaborative effort between Lionsgate and Comic-Con International. The service launched on May 7 and will begin streaming season one of Con Man in June 2016.
“We are thrilled to be a part of the Comic-Con HQ family,” said Tudyk. “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.”
Created by Tudyk and produced with PJ Haarsma and Nathan Fillion, Con Man was fan funded via a recording-breaking $3.2 million Indiegogo campaign. Season one focused on the life of struggling former sci-fi actor, Wray Nerely (Tudyk), whose popularity on a cult classic show continues to haunt him. Wray spends most of his time touring fan conventions, giving us a glimpse at some behind the scenes antics of the events.
In season two, Wray attempts to launch himself into the mainstream media while balancing the devotion of his sci-fi fans and friends. Tudyk and Fillion will reprise their roles with special guest stars yet to be announced. The first season included appearances from Gina Torres, Felicia Day, Seth Green, Sean Astin, James Gunn, Joss Whedon, Sean Maher, Tricia Helfer, Amy Acker, Mindy Sterling, Jewel Staite, and Summer Glau.
“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,” said Seth Laderman, EVP and General Manager, Comic-Con HQ.
Fans who enjoy Comic-Con HQ during the first two weeks of the beta launch are entered to win an all-expenses paid trip to San Diego Comic-Con 2016. Learn more at Comic-ConHQ.com
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