A janitor is recruited by warriors from the future to save all of mankind
Will and I were lucky enough to see the premiere episode of Future Man when it aired at the MCM Comic Con London back in October of 2017. You can read my thoughts on the first twenty-minute episode here.
Josh Futterman (Josh Hutcherson) is a janitor by day and an avid gamer by night. His favourite game is Biotic Wars. Drawing parallels from The Last Starfighter, it transpires that the game is actually a recruiting tool.
When Josh finally completes the game, the two main characters, Tiger (Eliza Coupe) and Wolf (Derek Wilson), appear through a time hole and appear in Josh’s bedroom. A scene that is incredibly funny for reasons you’ll have to see for yourself.
Tiger and Wolf believe they have found their greatest warrior and recruit him to fight in the real Biotic Wars. This first season revolved around Josh trying to thwart Tiger and Wolf’s mission which is to save humanity by killing Doctor Elias Kronish, Josh’s boss at work.
Future Man was incredibly funny with the kind of gross-out humour you’d expect from a production that has Seth Rogen behind the camera. In particular, a lot of the humour dealt with two warriors from the future having trouble trying to integrate into modern society.
There was also a huge amount of nerdy references to many other science fiction films and television shows which just kept me engaged.
I was pleased to learn that Future Man was commissioned a second season and that will finally come to our screens January next year and here is our first look.
Future Man season one is available in the US via the Hulu streaming service and was broadcast in the UK on Syfy back in September.
Future Man season two will premiere on Hulu in the US on January 11th. There are no details on when Syfy will broadcast in the UK.