Streaming network Hulu has given a 13-episode order to FUTURE MAN, the half-hour comedy from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg starring Hunger Games star Josh Hutcherson. This is Rogen and Goldberg’s first half-hour comedy who also helmed the pilot from Sony Pictures Television.
The project follows Josh Futterman (Hutcherson), an uninspired and dejected gamer who quickly becomes earth’s unlikely hero after he is recruited by mysterious visitors to travel through time in order to prevent the extinction of humanity. Joining Hutcherson on the series are Eliza Coupe, Derek Wilson, Ed Begley Jr., and Glenne Headly. Ariel Shaffir, Kyle Hunter, and Howard Overman wrote the series and executive produce alongside Rogen, Goldberg, Matt Tolmach, and James Weaver.
The series joins Hulu’s growing lineup of comedies that already includes Casual, The Mindy Project, and Difficult People.
Rogen and Goldberg have become a creative force in the comedy world over the years with critical and box office hits like Pineapple Express, This is the End, The Interview, Neighbors, and most recently Sausage Party. They recently returned to the television space with the dark DC series Preacher.
Emily J | Staff Writer