We have more Supernatural stars exploring their creative side by producing new shows.
This time it’s Rob Benedict and Richard Speight Jr. who are teaming up to create a comedy series, Kings of Con, based on their real-life experiences on the fan convention circuit.
Variety details the project.
The series aims to go beyond the autograph lines and photo ops to show what really makes the cons truly weird and unpredictable — the actors paid to be there. It’s described as “Broad City” meets “Party Down” with the comedic honesty of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “Louie,” as Benedict and Speight play caricatures of themselves cavorting through the con world
You can also expect to see a few Supernatural stars pop up alongside some surprise pop culture fans
In order to make this series a reality, the two stars have started a crowdfunding campaign through Indiegogo. Their goal of $100,00 was reached and surpassed yesterday. As this Storify account shows, Rich and Rob are getting tons of support from Supernatural cast members, both past and present, and from the Supernatural crew.
In support of Rob Benedict and Richard Speight Jr.’s fundraiser for their comedy series, Matt Cohen has promised he will run through the street naked if the fund raiser reaches $200,000.00!
What a great idea to bring the fun and madness of conventions to film! Those of us who can’t make it to a convention will be able to share in the experience.
We have so many talented actors on our show. We are also seeing that they are talented in many other areas. It is so great that Supernatural is giving actors like Rich and Rob a chance to spread their wings and create inventive new programming.
UPDATED: TV Guide has run an article on The Kings of Con campaign.