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This week, Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion teamed up to raise funds for an IndieGoGo campaign. The idea is Tudyk’s, and he wants to make a web series called “Con Man” about an actor from a “killed too soon” sci-fi TV show where he piloted a ship, and Nathan Fillion plays the actor who played the captain. Naturally, since these are Firefly actors and this is essentially a concept that marries Firefly itself with Galaxy Quest, it struck a chord with fans. Tudyk was asking for $425,000 to fund the first batch of episodes, and by the end of the day he’d tripled that with $1.2M in donations. This is, of course, no surprise. You only had to watch the intro video (which also co-starred Seth Green, Gina Torres, Felicia Day, and James Gunn, who are all involved with the project) to know that it would be funded. Why? »
On Wednesday, a crowdfunding campaign was launched by Firefly stars Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk for their new web series entitled Con Man. The actors/producers set a goal of $425,000 to produce at least three episodes, and fans have responded in record-breaking ways. In just under two days, Con Man has received more than $1.6 million, which ensures that at least 11 episodes will be produced. The campaign passed the $1 million mark in less than 24 hours, and has set records for both the highest-funded web series within 24 hours, and the highest-funded web series of all time.
If the series reaches its ultimate goal of $1.75 million, two more episodes will be produced, bringing Season 1 to 13 episodes, one of which will be a complete episode of the sci-fi "show-within-a-show" entitled Spectrum. Con Man centers on Wray Nerely (Alan Tudyk), the pilot on the Spectrum sci-fi series that was beloved by fans but cancelled way before its time, »
Indiegogo campaign for web series is now the highest crowdfunded web series of all time.
The sci-fi web series has achieved the most funds raised by a web series within its first 24 hours and the record for all-time highest crowdfunded web series in history. Both records are across all crowdfunding platforms.
Within a short time from its launch, Con Man broke through its initial $425,000 goal and went past the $1m mark before midnight Eastern on its first day.
It has currently raised over $1.6m, breaking the previous records set by Tabletop Season 3’s Indiegogo campaign which raised $1.4m within 35 days.
With 29 days left in the campaign, Con Man needs to reach its stretch goal of $1.75m to be able to make a full 12 episode first season and to create a “lost episode” of Spectrum, Con Man’s show within the show.
Con Man »
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Joss Whedon's space western Firefly has one of the most passionate fandoms out there, because it's, well, the best show ever. As such, its untimely cancellation (and the network's handling of it leading up to that) is considered to be one of the most unjust treatments of a TV show ever. Joss Whedon and the cast returned for the big-screen continuation Serenity, and there have been a few comic book stories, but fans still clamour for more Firefly.
While Firefly itself may not return to our screens any time soon, due to a number of real-world factors, this new project is probably the closest we'll get for a while. Called Con Man, and created by Alan Tudyk (Wash from Firefly) and produced by Nathan Fillion (Mal from Firefly), it's a web series about the world of conventions and fandom, comprising several 10-minute episodes.
The initial goal was for three episodes, »
Science fiction dream team Alan Tudyk (Firefly, Frozen, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, 42, I, Robot) and Nathan Fillion (Firefly, Castle, Monsters University, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog) are blasting off once again to bring a sci-fi show to life. This time, the former captain and pilot duo are launching a campaign on Indiegogo, the world's largest crowdfunding platform, for a brand new web series titled Con Man. The series is a lighthearted take on the personalities, luminaries, comic book stores, and characters they have run into during their years in the sci-fi community and convention circuit, while telling the story of a guy learning to love and embrace his fans. Fans can contribute to Con Man now on Indiegogo here: Indiegogo.com/Projects/Con-Man. Here's what Alan Tudyk had to say about the project in a statement.
"If you've gone to a sci-fi convention, you've only seen half of it. Con Man »
The Firefly tv series has long been accepted into the group of shows whose cult following has far exceeded their commercial run, as the show’s single season of 14 episodes has seen an enduring popularity that has kept it in the pop culture conversation over a decade after the series went off the air. This has led to various members of the cast to appear in numerous conventions over the year, as they are always a draw. Now, two castmembers are joining together to make a webseries about their convention experiences, called Con Man, and are lookign to the public to raise funds for the project, via indiegogo.
The show, which is billed as a comedy, will revolve around the various personalities that can be seen behind the scenes at numerous conventions, something the duo have plenty of experience in. Nathan Fillion, who played Mal Reynolds in Firefly and can »
- Deepayan Sengupta
The two actors starred together on Joss Whedon's short-lived, but cult-beloved "Firefly" (which went on to spawn the movie "Serenity"). The show and its stars are insanely popular on the sci-fi convention circuit, and it's an experience that Fillion and Tudyk plan to mine in a proposed web series titled "Con Man."
They just launched an Indiegogo campaign to finance the series. The plot is described thusly:
Wray Nerely (Alan Tudyk-Me!) was a co-star on Spectrum, a sci-fi series which was canceled -Too Soon- yet became a cult classic. Wray's good friend, Jack Moore (Nathan Fillion) starred in the series and has gone on to become a major movie star. While Jack enjoys the life of an A-lister, Wray tours the sci-fi circuit as a guest of conventions, comic book stores, and lots of pop culture events. »
- Kelly Woo
The series is a lighthearted take on the personalities, luminaries, comic book stores, and characters the duo have encountered during their years in the sci-fi community and convention circuit.
“If you’ve gone to a sci-fi convention, you’ve only seen half of it,” said Tudyk. “’Con Man’ delivers what convention ‘All-Access’ passes have only promised in the past. I’ve been to conventions from San Diego to Dubai and I have so many great experiences to share through the world of ‘Con Man.’ The sci-fi fans have changed my life and I want to give them a chance to see a new view of the world they built.”
The campaign is seeking $450,000 and has an April 9 deadline.
The campaign reached its $450,000 goal around midday on March 11, prompting Tudyk »
- Dave McNary
Recently, ABC released the new, official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Revenge" episode 16 of season 4. The episode is entitled, "Retaliation," and it turns out that we're going to see some very intense and dramatic drama go down as Margaux tries to destroy anyone who gets in her way, Victoria and Emily get served shocking firework action, and more! In the new, 16th episode press release: The fourth of July is going to lead to unplanned fireworks for both Emily and Victoria. Press release number 2: Determined to flaunt her new fortune in Victoria's face, Natalie will throw a giant Fourth of July bash and invite David to be her date. In the meantime, Margaux will step up her plans to take down anyone who stands in her way. Guest stars feature: Sebastian Pigott as Lyman Ellis, Gina Torres as Natalie Waters, Ed Quinn as James Allen, Sarah Lancaster as April, »
Dig stars Jason Isaacs (Awake) as Peter Connelly, an FBI agent who in the midst of a jurisdictional battle with the local police in Jerusalem crosses paths with a young woman who, we eventually learn, is the spitting image of his dead daughter. When Peter again bumps into the redheaded beauty, Emma, they get to talking and then (Earmuffs, »
Warning: The following contains spoilers for Wednesday’s season finale of Suits.
He loves her, he loves her not…
Wednesday’s Season 4 finale of Suits was certainly a rollercoaster ride for fans of Harvey and Donna as he failed to return her affections in the way she wanted, despite his dropping the L-word in the previous episode.
Realizing that Harvey was never going to come around, Donna declared that their arrangement wasn’t working for her anymore and that she’ll now be Louis’ secretary instead. But will the headstrong lawyer just let her go?
Below, executive producer Aaron Korsh »
To bring out the can opener or not?
An early version of last week’s Suits found would-be couple Harvey and Donna going back to their old celebratory ritual and opening a whole new can of worms — by sleeping together again, executive producer Aaron Korsh tells TVLine.
Instead of the old wahh-chicka-wahh, however, the show’s writers chose to have Harvey tell his secretary that he loves her. Now the question looms: Did he mean it in a romantic sense?
“I did not view it as Harvey confessing »
In Revenge‘s last new episode, which aired back in January, we were introduced to the Hamptons’ newest socialite (and Victoria’s newest foe), Natalie (played by Suits‘ Gina Torres). And although we got a sample of the two women’s distaste for each other when they first met, it appears, from the looks of these photos of Natalie and David together, that things will be even more contentious between them when Revenge returns with new episodes on March 8. As the official description for Revenge‘s March 8th episode, “Bait,” reads, “when Margaux uses her ammunition against both Emily and Jack, their friendship takes a dramatic turn. Meanwhile, Natalie shows Victoria the true reason behind her arrival in the Hamptons.” And after that true reason is revealed, Revenge‘s March 15th episode, “Retaliation,” will then find Natalie “determined to flaunt her new fortune in Victoria’s face.” So how does she plan on flaunting that… »
- Chris King
PhotosRevenge First Look: Emily and Ben Work Up a Sweat, Jack Remains Heartbroken
When we last left the tempestuous exes, they had agreed to go their separate ways — including David’s unofficial promise to, you know, stop trying to murder her — but new photos from the ABC drama’s March 15 episode find them side-by-side once again.
Then again, images can be deceiving. Per the episode’s official description, Natalie (flawless newcomer Gina Torres) invites David to be her »
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Now that Jeff is aware that his ex wasn’t completely honest with him about how Louis got name partnership, he’s going to have to make a choice that will directly impact Jessica, personally and professionally.
“He knows that there’s something going on,” star Gina Torres previews. “He can »
Recently, ABC delivered the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Revenge" episode 15 of season 4. The episode is entitled, "Bait," and it turns out that we're going to see some very interesting stuff go down when Emily finally discovers Margaux's true colors, which causes their friendship to take a drastic turn, and more. In the new, 15th episode press release: Emily will see Margaux's true colors. Press release number 2: When Margaux uses her ammunition against both Emily and Jack, their friendship will take a dramatic turn. In the meantime, Natalie will show Victoria the true reason behind her arrival in the Hamptons. Guest stars feature: Sebastian Pigott as Lyman Ellis, Gina Torres as Natalie Waters, James Allen as Ed Quinn, Kal Bennett as Simone, Lola Glaudini as Susan Luke, Danielle Rayne as Heather, Matthew Yang King as Agent Lin, Joe Souza as Realtor, Phil Abrams as Estate Lawyer, Julissa Calderon as Waitress, »
- Andre Braddox
Netflix has a many, many films, shows and documentaries to watch. A lot of them you will know are there - great Netflix Originals like House of Cards, Orange is the New Black and Better Call Saul - but there is even more to discover that you might not think or even know to look for.
Here are some of our favourite Netflix hidden gems:
Animator Don Hertzfeldt is a Digital Spy favourite, first coming to our attention with the bizarre, irreverent, melancholic and frequently obscene short Rejected. There is something undeniably beautiful behind the strangeness of the characters and scenarios he brings to life.
His first feature film, It's Such a Beautiful Day, spins together his previously released trilogy into a touching black comedy about hapless Bill and his hilarious, humdrum existence.
Chances are, this Netflix Original documentary will offer your »
Last season, the ratings for the Suits TV show dropped quite a bit. Will they continue to fall so that the series is in danger of being cancelled, or is it essentially guaranteed to be renewed for a fifth season (so there will be enough episodes for syndication)? Stay tuned.
Suits revolves around the exploits of superstar attorney Harvey Spector (Gabriel Macht) and his associate and protegé Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams). The show's cast also includes Rick Hoffman, Gina Torres, Sarah Rafferty, and Meghan Markle.
Gina Torres, who stars as attorney Jessica Pearson on Suits, stopped by our Popsugar studio just after the truly jaw-dropping season premiere to dish on what's ahead. Gina dropped a few hints about the firm's future and gave us a window into what it's like to have access to the show's impeccable wardrobe closet. She also weighed in on another of her TV roles, as Bella Crawford on Hannibal. Gina is confirmed to return in the next season of the series and told us what it's like to play wife to her real-life husband, Laurence Fishburne, on the show. Hannibal returns this Spring, and you can catch Suits tonight at 10 p.m. Est/9 p.m. Cst on USA. »
Uh-oh, trouble is already brewing in the halls of the newly-named law firm Pearson Specter Litt!
Louis Litt (Rick Hoffman) may have reached his goal of becoming a name partner alongside Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht) and Jessica Pearson (Gina Torres) on USA Network’s slick legal drama Suits, but he’s realizing that even he has a lot to learn about the firm’s internal politics.
Related: The 6 Best Quotes From the 'Suits' Stars!
In ETonline’s exclusive first look at tonight’s all-new episode, “Respect,” Louis pounces on the opportunity to steal away one of Harvey’s clients and he has his eye on the prize: Henry Gerard (played by Gabriel’s real-life father Stephen Macht).
Unfortunately for Louis, that’s not the way it works, and Harvey makes it abundantly clear when he tells him flat-out that it’s not going to happen.
Turns out, Gerard wants nothing to do with Louis – at all »
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