That’s his hope as the second season of Con Man wrapped up this week on Comic-Con HQ. However, his pal Jack Moore (Nathan Fillion) thinks his Spectrum movie will advance his career after losing many of his roles to Hemsworth brothers, but he needs Wray on board, too.
The final episodes are set at Shock-A-Con, where Wray finds himself in a competition with Girth Hemsworth (Liam McIntyre) over the role and the female lead (Laura Vandervoort) that culminates in a race through a maze that’s not supposed to be dangerous.
The Spectrum cast is also there, which includes Dawn (Amy Acker), her twin boys and Stutter (Henry Rollins), who try to “help” Wray by eliminating Girth.
The season climaxes with Wray making a big confession to the cast and his beloved fans which shocks everyone. It also might remind people of the “Get A Life” speech William Shatner gave on Saturday Night Live. The speech gets an unexpected response, and also convinces Jack to make a decision Wray may not like.
Alan Tudyk does a great job as Wray, still frustrated that he can’t escape the one role that’s defined him for so long. This season has emphasized the entertainment industry and how it’s stunted his career, and the wild politics involved in getting a role. It’s been a great few months for Tudyk with the success of Con Man and his other roles in Moana and Rogue One.
Casper Van Dien is back as the silent bartender but this time he tries to help Wray out.
There’s also a great routine by Riki Lindholme of Garfunkel and Oates as the only anchor of the online coverage of the con. It shows that having one anchor for the whole con is not a good idea.
There’s no word yet on a third season, which might center on making the Spectrum movie, but fans are hopeful.
Both seasons of Con Man are available at comic-conhq.com. Fans can get a one week trial, then pay five dollars a month or $50 per year for this show, plus other original shows, sci-fi classics and panels from last year’s Comic Con.