Hulu is headed to the future with Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Josh Hutcherson.
The streaming service has handed out a series order to Future Man, a 13-episode half-hour comedy from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg with a cast boasting Josh Hutcherson and Eliza Coupe.
Rogen and Goldberg (Sausage Party, This Is the End, Preacher, Superbad), Matt Tolmach (Spider-Man, Jumanji, Rock That Body) and James Weaver (This Is the End, Neighbors, Preacher) exec produce the comedy that follows a janitor by day/gamer by night who is recruited by mysterious visitors to travel through time in order to prevent the extinction of humanity.
The series was written by executive producers Ariel Shaffir and Kyle Hunter (Sausage Party, The Night Before) and Howard Overman, with the teleplay by Shaffir and Hunter. Future Man marks the first half-hour television comedy from Rogen and Goldberg, who directed the pilot from Sony Pictures Television.
Hutcherson (The Hunger Games, The Kids Are Alright) stars as Josh Futterman, an uninspired and dejected gamer who quickly becomes earth’s unlikely hero. Hutcherson also serves as a producer on the series and stars opposite Eliza Coupe (Happy Endings), Derek Wilson (Rogen and Goldberg’s AMC drama Preacher), Ed Begley Jr. (St. Elsewhere) and Glenne Headly (Don Jon).
For Hulu, Future Man joins a growing roster of scripted comedies including Golden Globe nominee Casual, The Mindy Project and Difficult People — all of which are produced by outside studios.
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Josh Hutcherson to Star in Hulu Comedy ‘Future Man’ From Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg
Josh Hutcherson is headed for the small screen.
The Hunger Games star has been tapped to topline Hulu comedy pilot Future Man, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Additionally, Hutcherson’s production company, Turkeyfoot, has also boarded the comedy and will produce.
Future Man, from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, chronicles a janitor by day, world-ranked gamer by night who is tasked with preventing the extinction of humans after mysterious visitors from the future declare him to be the key to defeating the imminent super-race invasion.
Hutcherson will star as the lead, Josh Futturman. The character still lives at home with his parents, and has a dead-end job as a janitor at a sexual disease research center called Devlin. Because of a sickly adolescence, Josh is socially inept, has low self-esteem and can’t approach women. The only thing he excels at is Cybergeddon, a video game set in a dystopian future where his character, Future Man, has the top ranking in the world. When Josh beats the final level, he’s visited by characters from the game who claim it is a training manual and he’s been selected to travel back in time and help them save the world. Is he ready? Absolutely not.
From Sony Pictures Television, Rogen’s Point Grey Pictures and Matt Tolmach Productions. Kyle Hunter and Ariel Schaffir (Rogen’s Sausage Party) will pen the script and exec produce with Rogen, Goldberg, James Weaver and Matt Tolmach. Rogen and Goldberg will also direct the pilot.
Hutcherson’s credits include the Hunger Games franchise, The Kids Are All Right, Journey to the Center of the Earth and its sequel as well as Bridge to Terabithia. He’s repped by CAA, manager Rick Beddingfield and attorney Adam Kaller. He most recently completed The Disaster Artist and The Long Home.
Josh Hutcherson Joins James Franco in ‘The Disaster Artist’ (Exclusive)
Franco is directing and starring in the film, a making-of story about the infamously bad 2003 cult movie, ‘The Room.’
Fresh off the release of the final film in the mega-hit Hunger Games series, Josh Hutcherson is ready to enter The Room.
Hutcherson has signed on to star with James Franco, Seth Rogen and Dave Franco The Disaster Artist, New Line’s making-of story about The Room, which is widely considered one of the worst movies of all time.
The Disaster Artist, based on a 2013 book by Greg Sestero, who starred in The Room, and Tom Bissell, is planned as a buddy comedy about two outsiders who embark on a delusional journey to make their dreams come true.