Hulu’s comedy sci-fi series ‘Future Man’, starring Josh Hutcherson, will be back for a third and final season on the streaming service. The series was produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg via their production company Point Grey Pictures. This news comes immediately following the announcement that their series ‘Preacher’, which airs on AMC, had also been canceled. Rogen and Goldberg recently made a lucrative deal to move Point Grey from Sony Television to Lionsgate. It sounds as though all existing projects under this banner, created in association with Sony, may be getting the ax as a result. At least ‘Future Man’ is getting another batch of eight episodes to wrap up. ‘Preacher’s fourth season, launching in August, will be its last.
‘Future Man’ was created by Kyle Hunter and Ariel Shaffir, who also executive produced with Rogan and Goldberg. The show launched in 2017, and featured Hutcherson as Josh Futterman, a video game-obsessed janitor who finds himself living out his favorite video game, accompanied by two of its characters, Tiger (Eliza Coupe), and Wolf (Derek Wilson) as they travel through time attempting to stop a horrific future from coming to pass. The second season was released in January. Despite a heavily hyped first season, the show hasn’t really made many waves. (There are no “ratings” for streaming shows.) But the Rotten Tomatoes audience ranking for Season 2 is 100%, which is better than Season 1’s 82%.
The series has also featured regular cast members Ed Begley, Jr., Glenne Headly, and Haley Joel Osment. Season 2 added Ricky Mabe, Shaun Brown, Sara Amini, Rati Gupta, Tim Johnson Jr., Jade Catta-Preta, and Timothy Hornor as recurring cast members.
The first and second seasons are available to stream on Hulu now. It has not been announced when the final eight-episode season will be available.
Were you a fan of ‘Future Man’? Are you sad to see it go?