Josh Hutcherson is headed to Hulu with new Seth Rogen comedy series

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Josh Hutcherson in “Future Man.”

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LOS ANGELES — Josh Hutcherson is headed to Hulu for comedy series Future Man.

Hulu announced Friday that it has picked up a full series order for the 13-episode half hour comedy series from Sony Pictures Television. The show follows Josh Futterman (played by Hutcherson), “an uninspired and dejected gamer who quickly becomes earth’s unlikely hero.”

Futterman is a janitor by day and a gamer by night. He is “recruited by mysterious visitors to travel through time in order to prevent the extinction of humanity,” according to Hulu’s release.

The story was written by executive producers Ariel Shaffir and Kyle Hunter (Sausage Party, The Night Before) and Howard Overman. 

It’s the latest project from executive producers Seth Rogen and Evan 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).

Rogen and Goldberg also directed the pilot.

The series will join the Hulu Original slate in 2017.

Hutcherson also serves as a producer on the series. Eliza Coupe (Happy Endings), Derek Wilson (Preacher), Ed Begley Jr. (St. Elsewhere) and Glenne Headly (Don Jon) co-star.

Josh Hutcherson

Josh Hutcherson

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