The Bruce is loose!
Earlier this week, Wizard World and Cinedigm announced plans to launch CONtv, a new digital channel geared towards fans of comic books, fantasy, horror and sci-fi. Today, CONtv announced one of its first original series that will begin filming tomorrow, January 10 at New Orleans Comic Con.
Comic Con regular, Bruce Campbell will host “Last Fan Standing,” a reality competition series that pits genre fans against each other at various Wizard World competitions around the country while competing for cash and other prizes. At the tapings, all fans are invited to participate before the field is narrowed to four fans vying for the title of “Last Fan Standing.”
Campbell is best known for starring in The Evil Dead and Army of Darkness films, in addition to his seven seasons on USA Network’s “Burn Notice.” Campbell recently signed on to reprise his role as Ash Williams in the upcoming STARZ TV series, “Ash vs. Evil Dead.” Campbell is also producing “Last Fan Standing” through his own production studio in association with Pop Quiz Entertainment.
Cinedigm CEO Chris McGurk released a statement with the announcement that said “With a host as beloved in the fan community as Bruce, there’s no better fit for CONtv than ‘LAST FAN STANDING.’ We think of this series as a celebration of the pop culture obsession and fan engagement that makes the CONtv audience so special.”
While CONtv is expected to launch within the next month, “Last Fan Standing” won’t debut until later this year. Episodes of “Last Fan Standing” will be taped throughout the year at Wizard World Comic Cons.