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Josh Hutcherson Comedy ‘Future Man’ Gets Series Pickup at Hulu

Hulu has given a series order to Josh Hutcherson’s “Future Man,” a 13-episode half-hour comedy series executive produced by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Matt Tolmach and James Weaver.

The show, which hails from Sony Pictures Television, will join the Hulu Original slate in 2017. “Hunger Games” star Hutcherson produces and stars as Josh Futterman, a janitor by day/gamer by night who is recruited by mysterious visitors to travel through time in order to prevent the extinction of humanity. The series also stars Eliza Coupe, Derek Wilson, Ed Begley Jr. and and Glenne Headly.

The story was written by executive producers Ariel Shaffir and Kyle Hunter, and Howard Overman, with a teleplay by Shaffir and Hunter. Rogen and Goldberg also directed the pilot. The comedy marks the first half-hour series from the “Sausage Party” duo, who currently executive produce comic book drama “Preacher” for AMC.

Future Man” is the latest in Hulu’s expanding slate of original programming, which includes current comedies “Casual,” “The Mindy Project” and “Difficult People,” drama “The Path” and upcoming series “Chance,” starring Hugh Laurie; “Shut Eye,” with Isabella Rossellini and Jeffrey Donovan; and an adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” starring Elisabeth Moss and Joseph Fiennes.

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