We got an exclusive sneak peek at Hulu’s upcoming outrageous and visually bold action comedy “Future Man” at San Diego Comic-Con and now we have the official trailer debut!
The series takes on a “The Last Starfighter” (1984) vibe, taking place in 80’s. Starfighter was about a skilled video game player getting enlisted to protect the galaxy from an alien invasion. Replace alien invasion with global herpes break out, toss in Rogen humor and you have “Future Man”
From Executive Producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (Sausage Party, Knocked Up), Hulu’s Future Man series takes on a “The Last Starfighter” (1984) vibe, taking place in 80’s. Starfighter was about a skilled video game player getting enlisted to protect the galaxy from an alien invasion. Replace alien invasion with global herpes break out, toss in Rogen humor and you have “Future Man.”
Writer Ariel Shaffir had this to say about the inspiration behind the series;
“All of us grew up in the era of these amazing movies like Back to the Future and The Terminator. This was an opportunity to lean into the genre, but do it in a funnier way.”
During SDCC I was able to ask the cast which video game they would want to live out in real life. Of course, Paul Scheer made me sing my question. So I belted out my best 80’s ballad which was followed up by these answers;
Seth Rogen: Wolfenstein 3D (Honorable Mention: Toe Jam and Earl)
Eliza Coupe: Pac Man
Kyle Hunter: Bubble Bobble
Josh Hutcherson: Spiro The Dragon and Crash & Bandicoot
Ariel Shaffir: Donkey Kong
Derek Wilson: Mario Kart
Warning: the following trailer contains time travel, dance battles, Josh Hutcherson and herpes:
The rest of the cast includes; Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games) stars as Josh Futterman, an uninspired and dejected gamer who quickly becomes earth’s unlikely hero. Eliza Coupe (Happy Endings), Derek Wilson (Preacher), Ed Begley Jr. (St. Elsewhere) and Glenne Headly (Don Jon) also star.
The full season of Future Man premieres November 14 on Hulu.
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