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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Hulu’s new original series Future Man just got a brand new trailer, and man does it look all kinds of funny. This sci-fi comedy comes from the minds of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg — the duo behind Sausage Party and This Is The End — and as such, it seems to carry their trademark style of irreverent comedy.

In Future Man, we follow a janitor by day/world-ranked gamer by night who travels through time to prevent the extinction of humanity after mysterious visitors from the future proclaim him the key to defeating the imminent super-race invasion. Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games, The Kids Are Alright) stars as Josh Futterman, an uninspired and dejected gamer who quickly becomes earth’s unlikely hero. Eliza Coupe (Happy Endings), Derek Wilson (Preacher), Ed Begley Jr. (St. Elsewhere) and Glenne Headly (Don Jon) also star.

This series pretty much steals the plot from several other sci-fi stories like The Last Starfighter, The Terminator, Back to the Future, and likely countless others, and it looks all the stronger for it.

I’m more interested to see what Josh Hutcherson has to offer in this series. While he’s shown up in a few high profile roles, he hasn’t exactly had a chance to stretch his comedic chops. Future Man looks like it could do just that, and potentially open up a whole new chapter in his career.

What did you think of this first trailer? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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SOURCE: Hulu

  • Kindofabigdeal

    Between Sausage Party and this I’m afraid that Seth and Evan are starting to lose my interest.

    • Mickthemovieman

      I didn’t mind “This is the end” and “Sausage party”…is okay in itself; BUT, “Future Man” looks kind of funny. It would be better with more production $ obviously. Hulu through some cash to get Seth and Evan’s name involved, however, like a previous comment mentioned…not enough to get Hulu for. Especially when Peeta is the star haha.

  • Kristopher Goforth

    How substantial was Headly’s part? She passed away recently and I wasn’t sure if that would affect the series.

  • randomironicname

    It’s impossible to guess how a sitcom will shake out. I like the premise and cast, but not enough to add Hulu.

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer’s always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he’s always been something of a story junkie.