Thanks to New York Comic Con, the first official trailer for Hulu’s Future Man has been released and it looks promising to provide some laughs.
Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games) stars as Josh Futturman, a janitor by day/world-ranked gamer by night. After getting to the final level, Josh is tasked with preventing the extinction of humanity after mysterious visitors from the future proclaim him the key to defeating the imminent super-race invasion.
Essentially the series is like the 1984 film, The Last Starfighter, which they are fully aware of with a reference in the trailer—”That’s The Last Starfighter. It’s the exact same plot as the movie.” The trailer also serves up a significant amount of nostalgia, so this self-aware series may be what the sci-fi genre needs, or doesn’t need?
The series comes from executive producers Seth Rogen (Sausage Party, Knocked Up) and Evan Goldberg (Preacher, Superbad).
Starring Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games), Eliza Coupe (Happy Endings), Derek Wilson (Preacher), Glenne Headly (Don Jon), and Ed Begley Jr (St. Elsewhere).
All 13 episode of Future Man will be available November 14th on Hulu.
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