Seth Rogen on the Creation of Future Man, The Freedom of Hulu & More

Mid-November is when traditional television starts to wind down — mid-season finales, holiday specials, and the occasional “big” episode.

For Hulu, they’re looking at mid-November as a time to kickstart a new high profile series that has the potential to be one of the biggest streaming shows of the year.

The series is Future Man, a 13 episode sci-fi comedy starring: Josh Hutcherson (Hunger Games), Eliza Coupe (Happy Endings), Derek Wilson (Preacher, Rectify), Ed Begley Jr. (Better Call Saul), the late Glenne Headly (Mr. Holland’s Opus), Haley Joel Osment (Sixth Sense), Keith David (They Live), and Britt Lower (Man Seeking Woman).

The series follows Josh Futturman (Hutcherson), a young janitor and expert gamer, who is recruited by two future warriors (Coupe, Wilson). The trio travel through time in order to save the world.

Future Man is the brainchild of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg — their second foray into television, the first being AMC’s Preacher.

At San Diego Comic Con we sat down with Rogen, and executive producer Ben Karlin (Modern Family, 50/50, Colbert Report) to talk about the show’s creation, the freedom Hulu has given them as writers, and how this series is radically different from any other comedy on television today.

Check out Seth Rogen’s Future Man on Hulu on November 14

Video Shot by Al Mannarino & Ryan DeMarco | Video Edited by Erin Mathis | Text by Bill Bodkin

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