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Hulu orders Seth Rogen’s Future Man to series

This is actually This Is The End

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 Ofs Glenne Headly.


Rogen and Goldberg have been expanding their small-screen empire of late; they’re also working with Silicon Valley writer Sonny Lee on a comedy about the Singularity.

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