Now streaming on Hulu, the raunchy hybrid series stars Josh Hutcherson as a janitor by day gamer by night who defeats an unbeatable video game that, whoops, is actually a recruitment tool sent back in time to find the one person who can save the world from utter annihilation. A fun, nostalgia-laden homage to the sci-fi genre, Future Man is an entertaining hodgepodge of comedy that features elements of Back to the Future, The Last Starfighter, The Terminator, and NBC’s Chuck.
Joining Future Man on his quest to save the world are Eliza Coupe and Derek Wilson, who portray time-travelers Tiger and Wolf, respectively. The three leads share a fun, chaotic chemistry as the R-rated comedy series does a stellar job of combining all of its disparate elements into one cohesive, entertaining story. Now that you’ve streamed all thirteen Season 1 episodes, you might be wondering if and when to expect a second season.
Here’s everything we know about Future Man Season 2.
WHO’S IN THE CAST OF FUTURE MAN?
Executive produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, Future Man stars Josh Hutcherson, Eliza Couple, and Derek Wilson. The series features an exceptional supporting cast that includes Ed Begley Jr., Keith David, Britt Lower, Haley Joel Osment, Paul Scheer, the late Glenne Headly (in one of her final roles).
WILL THERE BE A FUTURE MAN SEASON 2?
*** UPDATE *** Future Man has officially been renewed for Season 2!
Since Future Man only premiered on November 14th, it’s still way too early for any official word regarding Season 2. That said, the series currently boasts an 8.1 rating on IMDB and 76% Tomato Meter Score and 87% Audience Score on Rotten Tomatoes.
Historically, Hulu isn’t shy about giving their original shows additional seasons (Chance, Shut Eye, Freakish, Difficult People, Casual), and considering the number of high-profile names attached to this project, I’d be very surprised if Future Man isn’t renewed for Season 2.
WHEN CAN WE EXPECT TO SEE FUTURE MANSEASON 2?
In order to predict a premiere date, let’s take a look at Hulu’s recent history with sophomore seasons.
Season 1: August 5, 2015
Season 2: July 12, 2016
Season 1: October 7, 2015
Season 2: June 7, 2016
Additionally, both Freakish and Chance debuted in October of 2016 and had their Season 2 premieres in October of 2017. Future Man, however, seems to be a bit more intricate in terms of production value (thanks a lot, time travel). While it’s impossible to predict other commitments Josh Hutcherson or Seth Rogen may have, our best guess would be a December 2018 or early 2019 premiere for Season 2.
WHAT DOES THE EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OF FUTURE MAN THINK ABOUT SEASON 2?
In short, he’s on-board! Executive producer Ben Karlin told SYFY Wire that Season 2 of Future Manwould be a “completely new story.”
“We definitely want each season to be a contained story,” Karlin said. “We end the Season 1 story that we set up in the pilot in the finale, and use the elements we seeded throughout the season to build up Season 2. But Season 2 would be a completely new story. Also…with time travel it can be a different world.”
Decider will update this story as it develops.