Seth Rogen and Josh Hutcherson have a future at Hulu: The streaming platform has just given a series order to Future Man, a show about a janitor who has to squeeze “prevent humanity’s extinction” in with his other important duties, including being a world-ranked video game player. The half-hour comedy comes from Rogen and frequent collaborator Evan Goldberg, in partnership with Sony Pictures. It will be the first green-lit half-hour comedy series for the duo, which has already unleashed an effective Preacher adaptation on the basic-cable masses.
Future Man stars Hutcherson, late of the Hunger Games movies, as Josh Futterman, the custodian who’s already leading a double life before “mysterious visitors” recruit them in their mission to prevent the destruction of the human race. Eliza Coupe has also signed on to the series as a video game character named Tiger who’s a super-soldier with “a secret.” There’s no telling what she’s hiding if she’s being upfront about the whole end-of-the-world thing, but she will either be aided or impeded in her quest by Derek Wilson (Preacher), Ed Begley Jr. and The Night Of’s Glenne Headly.