Future Man (TV series)

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Future Man
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Genre
Created by
Starring
Composer(s) Halli Cauthery
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Josh Hutcherson
  • Mychelle Deschamps
  • Shawn Wilt
Cinematography
Editor(s)
  • Tirsa Hackshaw
  • Brent White
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 27–35 minutes
Production company(s)
Release
Original network Hulu
Original release November 14, 2017 (2017-11-14) – present (present)
External links
Official website

Future Man is an American comedy web television series created by Howard Overman, Kyle Hunter, and Ariel Shaffir that premiered on November 14, 2017 on Hulu. The series follows an underachieving janitor who is called upon to save the world. It stars Josh Hutcherson, Eliza Coupe, Derek Wilson, Ed Begley, Jr. and Glenne Headly and is executive produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. On January 8, 2018, the series was renewed for a second season consisting of thirteen episodes.

Premise[edit]

A janitor, Josh Futturman, successfully completes his favorite game, Biotic Wars, when suddenly the game's two main characters, Tiger and Wolf, appear and recruit Josh to save the world from the real Biotic Wars.

Cast and characters[edit]

Main[edit]

Recurring[edit]

  • Jason Scott Jenkins as Carl
  • Robert Craighead as Detective Vincent Skarsgaard
  • Keith David as Doctor Elias Kronish
  • Haley Joel Osment as Doctor Stu Camillo
  • Britt Lower as Jeri Lang
  • Kevin Caliber as Blaze
  • Paul Scheer as Man at Video Game Store
  • Awkwafina as Woman at Video Game Store
  • Shaun Brown as Hatchet (season 2)
  • Sara Amini as Thimble (season 2)
  • Rati Gupta as Rake (season 2)
  • Tim Johnson Jr. as Jimmy (season 2)
  • Jade Catta-Preta as Level (season 2)
  • Timothy Hornor as Lathe (season 2)

Guest[edit]

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
1"Pilot"Seth Rogen & Evan GoldbergStory by : Howard Overman and Kyle Hunter & Ariel Shaffir
Teleplay by : Kyle Hunter & Ariel Shaffir
November 14, 2017 (2017-11-14)
2"Herpe: Fully Loaded"Seth Rogen & Evan GoldbergKyle Hunter & Ariel ShaffirNovember 14, 2017 (2017-11-14)
3"A Riphole In Time"Seth Rogen & Evan GoldbergHenry Alonso MyersNovember 14, 2017 (2017-11-14)
4"A Fuel's Errand"Anton CropperDan MirkNovember 14, 2017 (2017-11-14)
5"Justice Desserts"Anton CropperMelody DerloshonNovember 14, 2017 (2017-11-14)
6"A Blowjob Before Dying"Nisha GanatraBen KarlinNovember 14, 2017 (2017-11-14)
7"Pandora's Mailbox"Brandon TrostJessica ConradNovember 14, 2017 (2017-11-14)
8"Girth, Wind & Fire"Nisha GanatraMatthew Bass & Theodore BressmanNovember 14, 2017 (2017-11-14)
9"Operation: Fatal Attraction"Michael WeaverStory by : Dan Mirk & Henry Alonso Myers
Teleplay by : Dan Mirk
November 14, 2017 (2017-11-14)
10"Operation: Natal Attraction"Michael WeaverStory by : Dan Mirk & Henry Alonso Myers
Teleplay by : Dan Mirk
November 14, 2017 (2017-11-14)
11"Beyond the TruffleDome"Wendey StanzlerKyle Hunter & Ariel ShaffirNovember 14, 2017 (2017-11-14)
12"Prelude to an Apocalypse"Michael DowseBen KarlinNovember 14, 2017 (2017-11-14)
13"A Date with Destiny"Michael DowseStory by : Kyle Hunter & Ariel Shaffir
Teleplay by : Ben Karlin & Nora Winslow
November 14, 2017 (2017-11-14)

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

On September 9, 2016, it was announced that Hulu had ordered the production to series after reviewing the recently produced pilot. The series order was reported to be for a first season consisting of thirteen episodes. The pilot was written by Ariel Shaffir and Kyle Hunter from a story by the duo and Howard Overman and was directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. The series' executive producers include Shaffir, Hunter, Rogen, Goldberg, and James Weaver.[1][2][3] On January 8, 2018, it was announced that Hulu had renewed the series for a second season consisting of thirteen episodes.[4][5]

Casting[edit]

Season 1[edit]

On February 17, 2016, it was announced that Josh Hutcherson had been cast in the television pilot's lead role.[6] A week later, it was reported that Eliza Coupe had also been cast in a main role.[7] On March 7, 2016, it was announced that Glenne Headly and Ed Begley Jr. had joined the main cast as Hutcherson's character's parents.[8] On May 2, 2016, Derek Wilson joined the production in a main role.[9] In April 2017, it was reported that Patrick Carlyle and Robert Craighead had been cast in recurring roles.[10][11]

Season 2[edit]

On June 28, 2018, it was announced that Shaun Brown had joined the cast in a recurring capacity.[12] On July 17, 2018, it was reported that Sara Amini and Rati Gupta had been cast in recurring roles.[13] In August 2018, it was announced that Tim Johnson Jr., Jade Catta-Preta, and Timothy Hornor had also been cast in recurring roles.[14][15]

Filming[edit]

On June 8, 2017, cast member Glenne Headly died after she filmed five episodes of the planned 13 episode season order. Producers stated that she would not be recast and that the episodes she filmed will air, leaving the writers the need to rework the episodes she was due to feature in.[16]

Reception[edit]

On review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, the series has an approval rating of 77% based on 31 reviews, with an average rating of 7.04/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "Future Man's nostalgia-driven premise is elevated by the cast's compelling chemistry and a sense of humor just dumb enough to lighten the sci-fi load."[17] On Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating to reviews, the series has a weighted average score of 70 out of 100, based on 20 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[18]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Ceremony Category Recipient(s) Result Ref.
2018 44th Saturn Awards Best New Media Superhero Series Future Man Nominated [19][20]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (September 9, 2016). "Hulu Picks Up Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg Comedy 'Future Man' To Series". Deadline. Retrieved March 22, 2018. 
  2. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (September 9, 2016). "'Future Man,' From Seth Rogen and Starring Josh Hutcherson, Ordered to Series at Hulu". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 22, 2018. 
  3. ^ Prudom, Laura (September 9, 2016). "Josh Hutcherson Comedy 'Future Man' Gets Series Pickup at Hulu". Variety. Retrieved March 22, 2018. 
  4. ^ Goldberg, Leslie (January 8, 2018). "'Runaways,' 'Future Man' Score Second Season Renewals at Hulu". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 8, 2018. 
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 8, 2018). "'Marvel's Runaways' & 'Future Man' Renewed By Hulu For Season 2". Deadline. Retrieved January 8, 2018. 
  6. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 17, 2016). "Josh Hutcherson To Headline 'Future Man' Hulu Comedy Pilot From Seth Rogen". Deadline. Retrieved March 22, 2018. 
  7. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 24, 2016). "Eliza Coupe To Co-Star In Hulu Pilot 'Future Man'". Deadline. Retrieved March 22, 2018. 
  8. ^ Petski, Denise (March 7, 2016). "Glenne Headly & Ed Begley Jr. To Play Lead Roles In Hulu Pilot 'Future Man'". Deadline. Retrieved March 22, 2018. 
  9. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (May 2, 2016). "'Future Man': Derek Wilson Cast In Hulu Comedy Pilot". Deadline. Retrieved March 22, 2018. 
  10. ^ Petski, Denise (April 5, 2017). "Patrick Carlyle Joins Hulu's 'Future Man'; Ryan Dorsey In Showtime's 'Ray Donovan'". Deadline. Retrieved March 22, 2018. 
  11. ^ Pedersen, Erik (April 25, 2017). "Aasif Mandvi Getting 'Younger'; Robert Craighead Joins 'Future Man'". Deadline. Retrieved March 22, 2018. 
  12. ^ Petski, Denise (June 28, 2018). "Shaun Brown Joins 'Future Man'; Michael Galante In 'Good Trouble'". Deadline. Retrieved June 28, 2018. 
  13. ^ Ramos, Dino-Ray (July 17, 2018). "'Teachers' Adds Adam Korson To Roster; Sara Amini & Rati Gupta Join 'Future Man'". Deadline. Retrieved July 17, 2018. 
  14. ^ Petski, Denise (August 20, 2018). "'Future Man': Tim Johnson Jr. & Jade Catta-Preta To Recur In Hulu Comedy Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 20, 2018. 
  15. ^ Petski, Denise (August 23, 2018). "'Shameless' Casts Rebecca Field; Timothy Hornor Joins 'Future Man'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 23, 2018. 
  16. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (June 9, 2017). "Glenne Headly: Hulu's 'Future Man' Won't Recast Her Role As Colleagues On the Show Mourn Her Loss". Deadline. Retrieved March 22, 2018. 
  17. ^ "Future Man: Season 1 (2017)". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved December 5, 2017. 
  18. ^ "Future Man - Season 1 Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved December 5, 2017. 
  19. ^ McNary, Dave (March 15, 2018). "'Black Panther,' 'Walking Dead' Rule Saturn Awards Nominations". Variety. Archived from the original on March 15, 2018. Retrieved March 15, 2018. 
  20. ^ McNary, Dave (June 27, 2018). "'Black Panther' Reigns at Saturn Awards, 'Better Call Saul' and 'Twin Peaks' Top TV Field". Variety. 

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