Hulu Has Ordered a Seth Rogen Comedy Pilot Called Future Man

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Hulu has called dibs on a half-hour sci-fi comedy pilot coming from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter writes. Titled Future Man, the show, according to the trade, would involve a janitor who moonlights as a world-ranked video-gamer "tasked with preventing the extinction of humans after mysterious visitors from the future declare him to be the key to defeating the imminent super-race invasion" — so, imagine Pixels and Good Will Hunting came together and had a baby for a streaming service. Interesting. Deadline adds that the pilot was originally constructed as a feature script a few years ago, but was tweaked after further consideration. Rogen and Goldberg will produce and direct the project, which was written by Kyle Hunter and Ariel Shaffir (The Interview, This Is the End).