Hulu Orders Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg Comedy ‘Future Man’
As if AMC’s Preacher weren’t enough, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg have set their sights on TV yet again. Hulu has officially given a pilot order to The Interview duo’s new comedy series Future Man, also tasking the two to direct the video game-themed series’ inaugural installment.
Via The Hollywood Reporter, Future Man follows the out-there premise of a janitor by day, world-ranked video gamer by night, tasked with preventing humanity’s extinction after visitors from the future declare him vital to stemming an imminent invasion from a “super-race.”
Rogen’s Sausage Party collaborator Ariel Schaffir and Kyle Hunter wrote the pilot script, executive producing with Rogen, Goldberg, James Weaver and Matt Tolmach, while Rogen and Goldberg will direct the pilot. For Rogen and Goldberg, Future Man marks the third series in development after AMC’s Preacher and FX animated comedy Bigfoot.
Future Man was also reportedly in contention for Showtime, though it’s unclear if the comedy project was the same mentioned by network president David Nevins at the recent TCA press tour.
Hulu hasn’t quite developed a breakout original hit to rival the likes of Netflix (or even Amazon, but could Rogen and Goldberg’s Future Man give a fighting chance? Will the two stick with television more permanently?