Hulu announced today that it has placed a 13-episode order for the half-hour comedy series “Future Man,” starring Josh Hutcherson, best known for his role as Peeta Mellark in “The Hunger Games” films.
The series will premiere on Hulu in 2017.
Scripted by “Sausage Party” writers Ariel Shaffir and Kyle Hunter (from a story they co-wrote with Howard Overman), the series will follow the adventures of gaming-obsessed janitor who is recruited by mysterious visitors to travel through time in order to prevent the extinction of humanity.
Shaffir and Hunter will also executive produce along with Matt Tolmach, James Weaveer and “Sausage Party” producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, the latter two of which directed the pilot for the series. Shaffir and Hunter also currently executive produce the Sony Pictures Television/AMC series “Preacher,” produced by Rogen and Goldberg.
The cast of “Future Man” also includes Ed Begley Jr. (“Mascots,” “St. Elsewhere”), Eliza Coupe (“Happy Endings”), Glenne Headly (“The Night Of”) and Derek Wilson (“Preacher”).
Last fall, “Future Man” star Hutcherson partnered with Indigenous Media — the digital prodco led by Jon Avnet (“Black Swan,” “Risky Business”), Rodrigo Garcia (“Albert Nobbs,” “In Treatment”) and Jake Avnet — on an incubator designed to discover and mentor emerging filmmakers.