Future Man will be coming to an end after its upcoming third and final season. Hulu has renewed the sci-fi comedy series for one more go-around, but this will be the end of the road for the critically praised show. Created by Kyle Hunter and Ariel Shaffir, the series premiered in 2017 with a pilot directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. The premise was simple yet solid: a lazy young janitor and frequent gamer is visited by two warriors from the future who tell him he’s the only one who can stop an impending apocalyptic event. Josh Hutcherson plays said janitor, while Eliza Coupe and Derek Wilson play the time-traveling warriors.
I’ve been a pretty big fan of the show since its first season. It’s not afraid to get weird, and the writers have a lot of fun with the sci-fi premise, jumping back and forth between timelines while anchoring the series with a core friendship between the trio of main characters.
However, the show has unfortunately had trouble standing out amongst the glut of #PeakTV. Despite its binge-worthy nature and R-rated comedy, for whatever reason Future Man hasn’t hit as big as some other shows. Though I have a feeling it’s one people will discover years from now and wonder why they never watched while it was on.
Regardless, I’m happy that Hulu is giving the series a chance to wrap up its story. Future Man Season 3 will consist of only eight episodes (as opposed to 13 for the first two seasons), but the show’s Season 2 finale left off on a pretty meaty cliffhanger that once again upended the premise and setting. I’m looking forward to finding out how it all ends.
For those unfamiliar with the show’s insane antics, watch the trailer for Season 1 below. And for a full list of TV renewals and cancellations, click here to peruse out TV Lifeline.