Con Man

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  • TV-14
  • 2015
  • 2 Seasons
  • 7.7  (2,901)

Con Man is a web series created by Alan Tudyk, who also stars in the show alongside actors Mindy Sterling and Nathan Fillion. The show ran from 2015 to 2017 and was exclusively available on the digital streaming service bitMAX. The show follows the character of Wray Nerely, who is played by Tudyk, a struggling actor who is famous for his role on a sci-fi TV show called Spectrum. The character of Wray is based on Tudyk's own experiences as a working actor in Hollywood, and the show is a satirical take on the world of celebrity and fandom.

Throughout the series, Wray navigates the treacherous waters of conventions, autograph signings, and fan meet-and-greets in an effort to make a living and find success outside the shadow of Spectrum. The character of Wray is often forced to confront his own insecurities and the absurdity of the entertainment industry, all while trying to maintain his dignity and integrity.

Mindy Sterling plays the role of Bobbie, Wray's eccentric and overbearing agent who is constantly pushing him to take on more gigs and make more money. Nathan Fillion plays the role of Jack, Wray's former co-star on Spectrum who has since become a Hollywood superstar. Jack often serves as a reminder to Wray of what he could have been if things had gone differently.

One of the major themes of the show is the relationship between celebrities and their fans. Through Wray's interactions with his fanbase, we see both the positive and negative aspects of fandom. Some fans are genuine and supportive, while others are pushy, entitled, and even dangerous. Similarly, the show explores the darker side of celebrity culture, such as online harassment, rumors, and the pressure to maintain a public persona.

Despite its subject matter, Con Man is a comedy at heart. The show is full of witty one-liners, slapstick humor, and meta-references to sci-fi and fantasy franchises. The humor is often self-referential, as the show pokes fun at its own conventions and tropes.

Con Man was largely funded through a crowdfunding campaign, which raised over $3 million from fans and supporters of the show. The show's success is a testament to the power of fandom and the growing trend of digital content creation.

Overall, Con Man is a fun and satirical look at the world of celebrity and fandom. It's a must-watch for anyone who loves sci-fi or fantasy franchises, or anyone who has ever wondered what it's really like to be a struggling actor in Hollywood.

Con Man is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (25 episodes). The series first aired on September 30, 2015.

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Shock to the System
12. Shock to the System
January 26, 2017
Girth Hemsworth (Liam McIntyre) and Wray compete for the role of Dr. Officer Blade Slater, Esq.
A Shot with Finley
11. A Shot with Finley
January 26, 2017
At the Ambivalence - the Uprising party, Wray is torn between supervising the cast of Spectrum and impressing Finley Farrow (Laura Vandervoort).
Dawn of Girth
10. Dawn of Girth
January 19, 2017
The gloves come off when the lost Hemsworth, Girth (Liam McIntyre), wanders out of the outback and into the running for the titular character in Doctor Cop Lawyer.
Back to the Past
9. Back to the Past
January 19, 2017
The cast of Spectrum reunites at Shock-A-Con and Jack asks Wray to keep an eye on them while he finishes securing financing for the Spectrum movie.
I'm with Stupid
8. I'm with Stupid
January 12, 2017
The Long Con boiler room traps more and more convention goes behind its self-locking door, providing Lou Ferrigno a cast for Of Mice and Men: The Musical.
Pin Cushion
7. Pin Cushion
January 12, 2017
Wray heads to the Long Con to help build awareness for Spectrum: The Movie but ends up locked in the boiler room with Lou Ferrigno.
Gum Drop
6. Gum Drop
December 22, 2016
It's a tough room at the auditions for Doctor Cop Lawyer: the casting director (Eliza Dushku) brings him in just before lunch, and Director Diego Alfonzo is video conferencing in with a poor connection.
Dick Lansing
5. Dick Lansing
December 22, 2016
When Bobbie gets Wray the audition for the role of Dick Trimmings, he seeks the assistance of his old friend, the 2nd-best Mo-cap artist in the world, Jerry Lansing (Nolan North).
A Small Step for Manly
4. A Small Step for Manly
December 15, 2016
Wray shoots a commercial to impress the director of Doctor Cop Lawyer, Diego Alfonso (Jon Huertas). Against the warnings of the Stunt Coordinator (Tahmoh Pinkett), Wray decides to perform his own stunts.
Them's the Breaks
3. Them's the Breaks
December 15, 2016
After firing his agents, Wray is forced to hire Bobbie (Mindy Sterling) to negotiate a cereal commercial on his behalf. Faith decides to get her shit in order.
New Deal, No Deal
2. New Deal, No Deal
December 8, 2016
Wray admits to Jack that he isn't interested in climbing back into the Spectrum cockpit. Jack promises Wray an audition for Doctor Cop Lawyer if he agrees to do the movie.
What Goes Up‰
1. What Goes Up‰
December 8, 2016
Jack Moore (Nathan Fillion) meets with his agents to find his movie career is on the rocks. Wray (Alan Tudyk) isn't sure how to tell Jack he's dating Faith (Alison Haislip), Jack's assistant.
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Where to Watch Con Man
Con Man is available for streaming on the bitMAX website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Con Man on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    September 30, 2015
  • IMDB Rating
    7.7  (2,901)