Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk are two actors with deep Joss Whedon roots that they tap into for good effect for the made-for-Comic-Con crowd digital series Con Man.
The show is Vimeo’s new web series that debuts Sept. 30 and takes its cues from Fillion and Tudyk’s work on Whedon’s short-lived but much-beloved TV show Firefly
Tudyk plays Wray Nerely, the star of a much-beloved and swiftly canceled sci-fi TV series, Spectrum, who is a frequent guest at sci-fi conventions and comic book store appearances. Fillion, who is an exec producer of Con Man, plays Tudyk’s Spectrum co-star, Jack Moor, who has since gone on to gain the celebrity that Nerely wishes for himself.
In this exclusive clip from the web series Con Man, Tudyk is unimpressed with an eager assistant who is assigned to him at a sci-fi convention. The assistant is played by geek and DIY icon Felicia Day, who has Whedon connections of her own, having starred in Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog and appeared on Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Funded through Indiegogo, Con Man received $3.2 million — one of the highest-funded film campaigns on any crowdfunding site.
Watch the exclusive clip below.