Former Firefly co-stars Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion have broken a crowdfunding record – raising $1 million in 24 hours for their new web series.
On Tuesday, the actors launched an online campaign on Indiegogo.com to raise funds to make three episodes of an online show titled Con Man, which is loosely based on their experiences with sci-fi series Firefly.
The duo’s goal of reaching $450,000 was achieved within hours and by Wednesday (March 11), the amount had almost tripled, crossing the $1 million mark and making the campaign the all-time highest funded web series across all crowdfunding platforms.
Tudyk and Fillion’s show will focus on two former sci-fi TV co-stars enjoying different levels of success after their programme is cancelled – one becomes a huge star, while the other scrapes an existence by attending sci-fi conventions. Tudyk will also write and direct the series.