Con Man, which debuts its second season December 8 on the Comic-Con HQ streaming service, follows the post-career high-life (or is it low-life?) of Wray Nerely – played by Alan Tudyk – co-star of a sci-fi series which was canceled before its time and went on to become a cult classic beloved by fans.
The season 2 trailer showcases a pretty good idea of the humor and tone of the series, including references to Stanley Kubrick‘s 2001: A Space Odyssey, an Of Mice And Men musical, vampires, the always great Stephen Root. Even the legendary Stan Lee commenting on the multitude of cameos he must fulfill. Season 2 will focus on Wray’s attempt to propel himself from B-movie sci-fi actor to esteemed mainstream leading man while maintaining the respect of his fans, former co-stars and Jack (Nathan Fillion) in the process.
Check out the first trailer for Con Man season 2 below:
Much of Con Man is based on Tudyk’s own real-life experiences on the convention circuit, and the new season is said to include a large roster of cameos including the aforementioned Stan Lee, as well as guest stars Nolan North, Casper Van Dien, Eliza Dushku, Felicia Day, Laura Vandervoort, Mindy Sterling, Lou Ferrigno, Jon Huertas, and Allison Haislip.
Here’s Comic-Con HQ’s official synopsis on the second season of Con Man:
Season 2 of CON MAN finds Jack Moore (Nathan Fillion) determined to usher in Spectrum: The Movie in order to reignite his fading star-power. However, Jack hits a speedbump when Wray Nerely (Alan Tudyk) refuses to climb back into the Spectrum cockpit, fearing he’ll never break out of his pigeonhole as a character actor. Jack offers to get Wray an audition for this fall’s hottest new show: Doctor Cop Lawyer.
Additionally, it was revealed at the Con Man Comic-Con panel back in July that we would see Con Man: The Game. The game was made available on August 24, as well as a Spectrum motion comic, which is based on the show that Wray and Jack used to star in.
Con Man season 2 starts streaming on Comic-Con HQ December 8th.