Future Man (TV series)
Future Man is an American comedy streaming television series created by Howard Overman, Kyle Hunter, and Ariel Shaffir that premiered on November 14, 2017 on Hulu. The series follows an underachieving janitor who is called upon to save the world. It stars Josh Hutcherson, Eliza Coupe, and Derek Wilson; and Ed Begley Jr., Glenne Headly, Seth Rogen and Haley Joel Osment in recurring roles and is executive produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. A third and final season was released on April 3, 2020.
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||34|
|Production location||Los Angeles|
|Running time||27–35 minutes|
|Distributor||Sony Pictures Television|
|Original release||November 14, 2017 –|
April 3, 2020
A janitor, Josh Futturman, successfully completes his favorite video game (that was considered unbeatable), Biotic Wars, when suddenly the game's two main characters, Tiger and Wolf, appear and recruit Josh to save the world from the real Biotic Wars. Josh and his companions travel through time to change the future.
Cast and charactersEdit
The following is a list of series regulars, recurring and guest stars from Future Man.
|Josh Hutcherson||Josh Futturman||Main|
|Ed Begley, Jr||Gabe Futturman||Main|
|Glenne Headly||Diane Futturman||Main|
|Haley Joel Osment||Dr. Stu Camilo||Recurring||Main|
- Josh Hutcherson as Josh Futturman, a research facility janitor and the first person to complete the video game Biotic Wars.
- Eliza Coupe as Tiger, a soldier from the distant future who travels back in time to recruit Josh into aiding their mission to prevent a deadly war from occurring. Coupe also portrays an alternate timeline version of Tiger known as Ty-anne in season two.
- Derek Wilson as Wolf, a fellow comrade of Tiger's from the distant future who joins her in attempting to recruit Josh. Wilson also portrays an alternate timeline version of Wolf known as Torque in season two.
- Ed Begley, Jr. as Gabe Futturman (season 1), Josh's father
- Glenne Headly as Diane Futturman (season 1), Josh's mother
- Haley Joel Osment as Doctor Stu Camillo (season 2; recurring season 1)
- Jason Scott Jenkins as Carl
- Robert Craighead as Vincent Skarsgaard
- Keith David as Doctor Elias Kronish (season 1)
- Britt Lower as Jeri Lang (season 1)
- Kevin Caliber as Blaze
- Paul Scheer as Paul (season 1, guest season 2)
- Awkwafina as Tracy
- Artemis Pebdani as Dr. Mina Ahmadi (season 2)
- Ricky Mabe as Pump (season 2)
- Shaun Brown as Hatchet (season 2)
- Sara Amini as Thimble (season 2)
- Rati Gupta as Rake (season 2)
- Tim Johnson Jr. as Jimmy (season 2)
- Jade Catta-Preta as Level (season 2)
- Timothy Hornor as Lathe (season 2)
- Seth Rogen as Susan (season 2-3)
- Kimberly Hébert Gregory as Mathers (season 3)
- Ron Funches as Ray ("Pilot")
- Martin Starr as Lyle Karofsky ("A Fuel's Errand")
- David Koechner as Barry Futturman ("A Blowjob Before Dying")
- Carolyn Hennesy as Wanda ("A Blowjob Before Dying")
- Megan Hayes as the voice of SIGORN-E ("Pandora's Mailbox")
- Charlie McDermott as young Barry Futturman ("Operation: Natal Attraction")
- Diona Reasonover as Estelle Kronish ("Beyond the TruffleDome")
- Corey Hart as himself ("Prelude to an Apocalypse")
- Carla Gallo as Dingo ("A Date with Destiny")
- Jon Daly as Owl ("A Date with Destiny")
- Will Forte as the voice of CASSIN-E ("The i of the Tiger")
- Kristen Schaal as Screw ("Guess Who's Coming to Lunch")
|1||13||November 14, 2017|
|2||13||January 11, 2019|
|3||8||April 3, 2020|
Season 1 (2017)Edit
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date|
|1||1||"Pilot"||Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg||Kyle Hunter & Ariel Shaffir||November 14, 2017|
|Josh Futterman is an unambitious janitor who lives with his parents and spends most of his time playing the video game "Biotic Wars". One night, after countless unsuccessful attempts, Josh beats the game's final level, and is labeled an in-game savior. While masturbating to a character in the game known as "Tiger", both Tiger and another character "Wolf" land in his room after time traveling. They explain to Josh that Biotic Wars was used to recruit their potential savior, and after a period of disbelief, they travel back in time to 1969, where Josh encounters younger versions of his family. They soon engage in a fight with a group of bikers, then steal their clothes to blend in to their surroundings. The team rides motorcycles they stole from the bikers to a gas station, where Wolf breaks an employee's fingers and Tiger threatens a mother with her infant. Soon, a gunshot set off by Josh causes a police car to arrive and be blown up, killing a cop.|
|2||2||"Herpe: Fully Loaded"||Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg||Kyle Hunter & Ariel Shaffir||November 14, 2017|
|Having jumped back to 1969 with Wolf and Tiger, Josh realizes that it was his old boss in the future who developed the cure for all diseases that would eventually become the Biotics, and they try to get in to the party where Kronish would contract herpes, the diagnosis that would eventually prompt him to become a scientist. Meanwhile, a police officer named Skarsgard begins finding leads on Tiger and Wolf, who have already caused enough trouble around town, including beating up the bikers, threatening a mother, and breaking the fingers of a gas station employee. Josh's awkward attempts to prevent Kronish from contracting herpes edge on annoying. When the police come to apprehend the two characters, a biker gang who the store employee ordered to kill Wolf arrive and they and the police fight. After finishing their mission, the trio return to Pasadena in 2017, but realize that their plan didn't work and Kronish is still a scientist.|
|3||3||"A Riphole In Time"||Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg||Henry Alonso Myers||November 14, 2017|
|Back in the present, Josh tells Tiger and Wolf of his discoveries that the future remains relatively unchanged (except for minor ripples, like Kronish works with his former employee Stu Camilo now, and by showing someone his iPhone in the past, the Blackapple now exists instead of Apple) and the Tiger and Wolf reluctantly convince Josh that the only real way to rid the future of the Biotics is to kill Kronish once and for all. Josh sneaks into the lab where he decides that it isn't right to lure Kronish out to his death. Meanwhile, Tiger and Wolf sense that something has gone wrong and enter the building, but destroys the room and steal key cards to find Kronish. Josh finds the destruction and tracks them, then returns to convince Kronish to abandon his research, only to realize that Kronish has already shared it with the world. Tiger and Wolf shoot at Kronish, but they miss and are attacked by Biotics who've traveled to the past as well.|
|4||4||"A Fuel's Errand"||Anton Cropper||Dan Mirk||November 14, 2017|
|Josh learns from Tiger and Wolf that the Biotics they fought were humans, sent back from the future to hide in plain sight. They burn the Biotics' bodies and realize that their time travel device is broken and some of its fuel is missing. Tiger and Wolf repair the machine, but turn to Josh to tell them where they can find more fuel. Then, Josh accidentally lets slip that he is only a janitor, and Tiger and Wolf decide it is not worth it to bring him on their mission, and set up base in a sewer. Josh follows them and convinces them to let him back on the team by telling them he can find more fuel. Josh takes them to talk to his friend, Tracy, who works for the video game store. They get the address of her chemist ex-boyfriend and go to talk to him about developing more fuel. The chemist, Lyle, betrays them and steals what little fuel they have left but Wolf saves them. Lyle tries to get away but Josh stops them and gets the fuel back. They resolve to just get another time machine from the Biotics who've traveled to the past. Meanwhile, an older Skarsgard finds Tiger's hair so he can hunt her down for killing his partner.|
|5||5||"Justice Desserts"||Anton Cropper||Melody Derloshon||November 14, 2017|
|Josh tells Tiger and Wolf that at the lab's upcoming party, which everyone must attend, so the Biotics will be there too, they will be serving Kronish balls, little chocolate treats. They decide to sneak in so Wolf can replace the normal balls with poisoned ones, with Tiger posing as Josh's date. However, when Josh talks to Kronish, the scientist reveals that the Kronish balls are of the menu this year. Later, Josh grows close to secretary Jeri Lang until Skarsgard arrive looking for Josh, but Lang covers for him. Meanwhile, Gabe teaches Wolf to cook and Diane gets Tiger ready for the party. At the party, Stu finds out about the balls and destroys them all, but is fired by Kronish. Wolf inspires the other cooks to make more balls, but unbeknownst to all, Skarsgard is at the party. Kronish begins a toast and Skarsgard finds Josh and Wolf serves the newly made balls, and everyone becomes sick except the Biotics, who fight the heroes. However, Lang is a Biotic too.|
|6||6||"A Blowjob Before Dying"||Nisha Ganatra||Ben Karlin||November 14, 2017|
|Having been captured, Lang activates a self-destruct sequence. They drive back to Josh's house to interrogate Lang to find her time machine, but Diane and Gabe are hosting a party downstairs. Wolf joins the party while Josh and Tiger confront Lang, but get no results. Gabe messes up a recipe, and Wolf agrees to help, while Josh's uncle, Barry spies on them. Lang starts deceiving Josh, saying that Tiger is the bad guy, and then tells Tiger that Josh said that he hated her. Barry begins to grow suspicious of Wolf, who leaves to use the bathroom. While getting a scorpion to use on Lang, Tiger finds one of the guests' babies alone and pretends that it is baby Elias Kronish, and that she will kill it if Lang doesn't cooperate. When Tiger is about to destroy the baby, Josh saves it, revealing that it is just the neighbor's kid. Meanwhile, Josh grows close to Biotic Lang, who reveals that the fuel, Cameronium, was created and named after James Cameron. Barry remembers seeing Wolf in 1969 in episode two. He grabs the rifle from the wall and threatens him and Tiger. Gabe convinces Barry to put the weapon down, and Lang admits that her feelings for Josh were real, but Josh reveals that by pretending to be weak, he got her to tell him everything. Then, Lang's head explodes, killing her.|
|7||7||"Pandora's Mailbox"||Brandon Trost||Jessica Conrad||November 14, 2017|
|After Tiger submits some DNA to a site to figure out who her family in this time is, Biotics sneak into Josh's house for his DNA. Josh and Tiger travel to James Cameron's house and are met by Cameron's artificial intelligence, SIGORN-E. While Wolf is impressed by Cameron's great collection of talents and inventions, Tiger and Josh search for SIGORN-E's brain to shut it down. Wolf accidentally slips up and tells SIGORN-E of his true nature, instead of pretending to be a babysitter like he was supposed to be, and Josh cannot name his indentity's mother's name. Wolf warms up to SIGORN-E by letting her vent to him and Josh blows up at Tiger, telling her that he'd rather be a Biotic because this whole thing has gotten out of hand. SIGORN-E tells Wolf that Cameron will be home any minute, and Wolf tells her that they are here to steal Cameronium. Wolf convinces SIGORN-E to let him get at the Cameronium, and Josh and Tiger tag along. They have to dive down into freezing water to get the Cameronium, and since Josh is the only one of the team who can swim, he chooses the get the Cameronium and fix the time machine. Josh nearly dies of hypothermia, but SIGORN-E talks Tiger through performing CPR on Josh, and he comes back with the Cameronium. Tiger then tells Josh that they cannot take him back to the future and Wolf must say goodbye to SIGORN-E.|
|8||8||"Girth, Wind & Fire"||Nisha Ganatra||Matthew Bass & Theodore Bressman||November 14, 2017|
|The team notices that some of their body parts have been switched since the Cameronium was unstable. They leave their truck, which is filled with dead Biotic bodies. When is explodes, it starts a fire in a cornfield. Meanwhile, Wolf starts collection things from this time, but Tiger tells him to let it go because this isn't their time and they have no relation to it. Josh returns to work, where he speaks with Kronish, where he learns that the fire is heading for Kronish's house among other things. Josh enjoys his last moments with Kronish, knowing that Wolf and Tiger will kill baby Kronish in the past. The characters return home where the find that Diane was taken by police. They decide to rescue Diane from Skarsgard, who interrogates her. Once they find that Diane isn't Tiger, they let he go, where Josh and the others are waiting for them. Tiger and Wolf prepare to leave with their time machine, they argue about their past crimes, while a police officer spies on them. He goes to tell Skarsgard, who is enthusiastic. Josh's parents convince him to be strong, so he takes their advice. Biotics arrive, and Josh sneaks into the police department to find his friends, to fight the villains. They escape, with both Stu Camillo and Skarsgard on their trail. The trio run into the fire they caused to escape the villains and Skarsgard watches them time travel. However, Tiger and Wolf discover that Josh previously changed the coordinates on their time machine so instead of killing Kronish in the 1940s, they set him on a better path in the 1980s.|
|9||9||"Operation: Fatal Attraction"||Michael Weaver||Henry Alonso Myers & Dan Mirk||November 14, 2017|
|Tiger and Wolf get mad at Josh, but he convinces them to go along with his plan. They set it up to reveal to Kronish's wife, Marigold, that he is having an affair, but Tiger deduces that the Biotics will be tracking the time machine, which Wolf has, and goes to find her teammate, who has been asked to play dodgeball with a group of men. Josh takes pictures of himself dressed up as a lady and leaves them for Marigold to find. However, Marigold's own lover arrives and Josh realizes that that is actually Leslie, the man Kronish is having an affair with. Tiger arrives at the scene of the volleyball game, mistaking it for a battle. She finds Wolf's new friends and gets drunk. Kronish has sex with Leslie but Marigold arrives home early. Tiger arrives in their house and Kronish escapes to leave on a boat with Leslie to start a new life. Marigold is initially happy that Kronish is having an affair, with Tiger, she assumes, so she can divorce him. Josh discovers that there is a Biotic in the house, and goes to warm Tiger. Everything goes wrong and Josh is forced to escape before the cops arrive. Tiger tracks down Wolf but he quits the team to live in the 80's.|
|10||10||"Operation: Natal Attraction"||Michael Weaver||Henry Alonso Myers & Dan Mirk||November 14, 2017|
|Tiger blows up at Wolf for leaving the team, but finally lets him leave. Meanwhile, Josh sneaks back into his house, still in 1985, and joins the party downstairs. Tiger sneaks into a Corey Hart concert with a group of girls to find Wolf and Josh gets high with his father's past self, who used to love to party. Josh tries to ensure the future by encouraging his father to marry his future mother and his uncle Barry to apply for a job. Tiger finds Wolf and tries to convince him to rejoin the team peacefully, but he traps Tiger and runs away to destroy the time machine. Josh has sex with one of his father's friends, but after realizing that it is actually his mother, Diane, he vomits and leaves so force young Kronish on the boat with Leslie at gunpoint, but after he rebels Josh shows him a picture of the two together in the future. Tiger and Wolf fight, and Tiger comes out victorious but Wolf still does not want to return to the future. Kronish gets on the boat of his own free will and Tiger arrives, having killed Wolf in the fight. Alone, Tiger and Wolf jump back to 2017, and it is revealed that Tiger didn't kill Wolf, and instead let him stay in the 80's.|
|11||11||"Beyond the TruffleDome"||Wendey Stanzler||Kyle Hunter & Ariel Shaffir||November 14, 2017|
|Tiger and Josh realize that the future has come early and the super cure that was supposed to be developed after Kronish's death has already been created. Tiger travels to the 1940's to kill baby Kronish, however after realizing how cute the baby is and much his mother cares about him, she comes his nanny for the next three years, until Estelle, Kronish's mother, marries another man and moves in with him, leaving Tiger to fend for herself. However, as soon as she leaves, Tiger realizes that Wolf, now Corey Wolf-Hart, has opened a restaurant where he kidnapped people, told them they were going to die, and them fed them life hanging meals and let them go. Four years later, Skarsgard returns having read an article about Wolf, and hunts him down to arrest him. Wolf rids himself of Skarsgard, bet when two men make fun of his restaurant he destroys everything and leaves a message for Tiger detailing the past events for her before Skarsgard reappears, and Tiger time travels forward to meet him and beats the detective up.|
|12||12||"Prelude to an Apocalypse"||Michael Dowse||Ben Karlin||November 14, 2017|
|Meanwhile, Josh returns to his home where he finds that he is now named Joosh, a name his parents, Gabe and Diane, chose for him after meeting a Joosh (who was really Josh in "Operation: Natal Attraction") and taking a liking to him. His old friends at the video game store, Paul and Tracy, now work for him, and he never played the Biotic Wars and was never recruited by Tiger and Wolf. The duo from the future return then, and try to get him to come with them to stop Kronish, however he has grown close to this timeline and chooses to stay. Wolf becomes sick after having to much cocaine and Tiger tracks down Stu, who is kinder and less menacing in this timeline, and Stu comes to like Tiger. Meanwhile, Josh plays video games with his friends and learns that his alter ego goes by JFUTZ. Wolf has nightmares about his friend from the 80's, Blaze, and Gabe, and all the other people he hurt. Meanwhile, Josh realizes that he went to court to declare his parents mentally incompetent and they hate him for it, which prompts him to beat Biotic Wars again. When he wins, more hunters from Tiger and Wolf's future return to help.|
|13||13||"A Date with Destiny"||Michael Dowse||Ben Karlin & Nora Winslow||November 14, 2017|
Season 2 (2019)Edit
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date|
|14||1||"Countdown to a Prologue"||Jonathan Watson||Dan Mirk||January 11, 2019|
|Josh awakens in his house in the new timeline, realizing that he was allowed to go home on house arrest due to spasms and seizures of the brain, even though he is considered a terrorist. When he discovers that he does not have an ankle monitor, he learns that Skarsgard is staying in his house to guard him and to make sure he doesn't leave. When Josh gets flowers from Stu Camillo, Skarsgard and his housekeeper Paul (a video game store owner in the original timeline) question him intensely about Camillo, and Josh realizes that the two are Biotics. Tiger and Wolf arrive and together they learn that the remaining Biotics have teamed up from all around the world to kill him. Tiger and Wolf then begin questioning him about Camillo too, and he realizes that they're Biotics too. Josh awakens to learn that it was all a simulation and a strange group of people all named after gods in different mythologies want to use his body for an experiment. Additionally, Camillo caused the rise of Biotics even after Kronish's death, prompting the group to capture and interrogate Josh about the scientist.|
|15||2||"The i of the Tiger"||Michael Weaver||Kyle Hunter & Ariel Shaffir||January 11, 2019|
|Tiger and Wolf arrive in the new future, where they discover a farm of massive beans. They are found by guards from the NAG, or the "New Above Ground" and Wolf is taken in as the people that are there recognize him as Torque; a version of him from another universe. Meanwhile, Tiger is forced from the NAG to wander the desert, and eventually she comes to a base of Biotics, or "Bio-Techs", as they are called in this timeline, training to visit Mars. She meets Stu Camillo there, and realizes that he uploaded his consciousness into a computer to survive for 144 years, and that the war that ended the lives of all Tiger and Wolf's teammates didn't happen because the government refused to administer Elias Kronish's cure to anybody, but instead because they administered the cure only to a small portion of people.|
|16||3||"A Wolf in the Torque House"||Michael Weaver||Ben Karlin||January 11, 2019|
|Wolf realizes that he has been mistaken for his own counterpart, 'Torque', but his plans to get away are hindered as he finds himself bonding with his other selves' group spouses and daughter.|
|17||4||"Guess Who's Coming to Lunch"||Craig Zisk||Jane Becker||January 11, 2019|
|As Josh struggles to survive in the wastelands, Tiger is increasingly discomfited by her interaction with Ty-Anne, her own counterpart in this timeline.|
|18||5||"J1: Judgment Day"||Jonathan Watson||Joel Church-Cooper||January 11, 2019|
|Reunited, the trio attempt to break into the Pointed Circle headquarters to reclaim the TTD, during which Josh is horrified to learn the full extent of their plans for him.|
|19||6||"The Binx Ultimatum"||Craig Zisk||Nora Winslow||January 11, 2019|
|As Tiger searches for the TTD, Josh is remanded to a labour camp in the NAG while Wolf tries to suggest change to Supreme Overlord Vise.|
|20||7||"Homicide: Life in the Mons"||Kevin Bray||Allison Kiessling||January 11, 2019|
|Wolf brings Josh to his Clusternest while Tiger hits a dead end in her search for the TTD.|
|21||8||"The Last Horchata"||Tamra Davis||Dan Mirk||January 11, 2019|
|Tiger becomes won over by Stu's ideas when he draws her into his simulation.|
|22||9||"The Ballad of PUP-E Q. Barkington"||Kevin Bray||Joel Church-Cooper||January 11, 2019|
|Bloodshed ensues as Stu sends his forces to take Josh from the NAG while Josh and Wolf learn the identity of the leader of the Pointed Circle.|
|23||10||"Exes and OS"||Tamra Davis||Jane Becker & Nora Winslow||January 11, 2019|
|Ty-Anne reveals her full history while raised under Stu, including how she joined the resistance and met Torque.|
|24||11||"Dia de Los Robots"||Millicent Shelton||Ben Karlin, Kyle Hunter, & Ariel Shaffir||January 11, 2019|
|On the day of the MARS launch, Josh sneaks into Stu's brain uploader machine to try and shut him down while Tiger learns the full extent of Stu's megalomania.|
|25||12||"The Brain Job"||Millicent Shelton||Ben Karlin, Kyle Hunter, & Ariel Shaffir||January 11, 2019|
|With the TTD now in their possession, the trio attempt rapid jumps into the past to use the eleven-second window available to them to shut Stu down for good.|
|26||13||"Ultra-Max"||Wendey Stanzler||Ben Karlin, Kyle Hunter, & Ariel Shaffir||January 11, 2019|
|Having messed with time travel too many times, the trio are taken to jail in 3491 and find their loyalty to each other tested by their cruel and unusual jailer, Susan as an entertainer.|
Season 3 (2020)Edit
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date |
|27||1||"The Precipice of Yesterday"||Jonathan Watson||Ben Karlin||April 3, 2020|
|Josh, Tiger, and Wolf are forced to compete in the Diecathalon, but a complication arises that puts them at odds with each other.|
|28||2||"There Will Be Borscht"||Jonathan Watson||Kyle Hunter & Ariel Shaffir||April 3, 2020|
|Josh puts his faith in The Voice while Wolf basks in his element and Tiger struggles to adapt.|
|29||3||"Trapper's Delight"||Jonathan Watson||Joel Church-Cooper||April 3, 2020|
|Josh's crisis of faith comes to a head as Tiger connects with her killer instincts, and Wolf struggles to lay low.|
|30||4||"The Outlaw Wild Sam Bladden"||Jonathan Watson||Nora Winslow||April 3, 2020|
|Tiger and Wolf come to terms with their true selves as Josh is forced to confront what and who he truly believes.|
|31||5||"Haven Is for Real"||Alex Buono||Annie Mebane||April 3, 2020|
|Tiger and Wolf let Josh take command.|
|32||6||"The Land After Time"||Alex Buono||Jasmine Chiong||April 3, 2020|
|Josh discovers a new happiness as Wolf loses his mind and Tiger embarks on an unexpected journey.|
|33||7||"Time Rogues III: Escape from Forever"||Alex Buono||Kyle Hunter & Ariel Shaffir||April 3, 2020|
|Josh and Wolf reunite and make a desperate move to escape while Tiger reconciles her past and present selves.|
|34||8||"Return of the Present"||Jonathan Watson||Ben Karlin||April 3, 2020|
|The universe is about to end. For real this time.|
On September 9, 2016, it was announced that Hulu had ordered the production to series after reviewing the recently produced pilot. The series order was reported to be for a first season consisting of thirteen episodes. The pilot was written by Ariel Shaffir and Kyle Hunter from a story by the duo and Howard Overman and was directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. The series' executive producers include Shaffir, Hunter, Rogen, Goldberg and James Weaver. On January 8, 2018, it was announced that Hulu had renewed the series for a second season consisting of thirteen episodes. On October 1, 2018, it was announced that the second season would premiere on January 11, 2019. On April 9, 2019, it was reported that Hulu renewed the series for a third and final season which premiered on April 3, 2020.
On February 17, 2016, it was announced that Josh Hutcherson had been cast in the television pilot's lead role. A week later, it was reported that Eliza Coupe had also been cast in a main role. On March 7, 2016, it was announced that Glenne Headly and Ed Begley Jr. had joined the main cast as Hutcherson's character's parents. On May 2, 2016, Derek Wilson joined the production in a main role. In April 2017, it was reported that Patrick Carlyle and Robert Craighead had been cast in recurring roles.
On June 28, 2018, it was announced that Shaun Brown had joined the cast in a recurring capacity. On July 17, 2018, it was reported that Sara Amini and Rati Gupta had been cast in recurring roles. In August 2018, it was announced that Tim Johnson Jr., Jade Catta-Preta and Timothy Hornor had also been cast in recurring roles.
On June 8, 2017, cast member Glenne Headly died after she filmed five episodes of the planned 13-episode season order. Producers stated that she would not be recast and that the episodes she filmed will air, leaving the writers with the need to rework the episodes she was due to feature in.
On Rotten Tomatoes, season 1 has an approval rating of 82% based on 39 reviews, with an average rating of 7.08 out of 10. The website's critical consensus reads, "Future Man's nostalgia-driven premise is elevated by the cast's compelling chemistry and a sense of humor just dumb enough to lighten the sci-fi load." On Metacritic season 1 has a weighted average score of 70 out of 100 based on reviews from 20 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews". Alex McLevy of The A.V. Club praises the committed performances, the "gleefully ludicrous nonsense", and that "If it figures out the proper tone and blend of stupid-smart jokes with its game cast, the series could potentially travel forward to a time when it becomes a great sci-fi comedy."
On Rotten Tomatoes, season 2 has an approval rating of 100% based on 9 reviews, with an average rating of 8.03 out of 10. Adam Chitwood of Collider.com wrote: "Future Man's strength as a series has been the writers' willingness to take the sci-fi seriously, and indeed there are times when you almost want the joke to be done so you can find out what happens next in the story."
On Rotten Tomatoes, season 3 has 3 positive reviews. Alex McLevy of The A.V. Club wrote: "Future Man finds a decent denouement to close out its triptych of seasons, and those who enjoyed past installments won’t be let down by this one. If only all that traveling through space and time could have found a more richly developed series." Adam Chitwood of Collider.com called it "A little disappointing but not inessential" and that although it will not convince those who never got into the show to check it out, it should satisfy fans of the series.
Awards and nominationsEdit
|Season||Release date (Australia)||# Discs||ACB rating||More||Ref(s)|
|DVD (Region 4)||Blu-ray (Region B)||DVD||Blu-ray|
|Season 1||2 January 2019||3||2||MA15+|||
|Season 2||7 August 2019||3||2||MA15+|||
|Season 3||16 September 2020||2||2||TBD|||
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