Airing on Hulu from 2017 – 2020 this absurd comedy from executive producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (Superbad, Pineapple Express, This is the End) is television’s crudest, and cleverest sci-fi adventure series starring Josh Hutcherson (Hunger Games), Eliza Coupe (Happy Endings, Flight of the Conchords episode Girlfriends) and Derek Wilson (Preacher). The Complete Series box set includes every episode from all 3 seasons.
Josh Futturman (Josh Hutcherson), a world-ranked gamer, still lives at home with his parents, Gabe (Ed Begley Jr) and Diane (Glenne Headly), and has a dead-end job as a janitor at the sexual disease research centre. His social ineptitude, low esteem and prominent inability to approach women can only be matched by his unparalleled prowess at The Biotic Wars, a dystopian video game where his character, Future Man, has the top ranking in the world. When he becomes the first and only person to beat the elusive final level, he’s visited by the game’s “fictional” characters, Tiger (Eliza Coupe) and Wolf (Derek Wilson), who prove to be all-too-real warriors sent back in time from a desecrated future with the task of recruiting him to save humanity from invasion from a super-race (accidently created by a herpes vaccination).
“In all three seasons at some point I had to attach a penile prosthetic to myself. Something I never dreamed I would do coming into this business”. Josh Hutcherson
If you don’t find the humour in the same character fighting itself naked with varying sized genitals, mass projectile vomiting or sexual encounters with human brains this might not be for you.
Inspired by a lot of science fiction movies over the past 30 odd years, the series references numerous films such as The Last Starfighter, Back to the Future and Terminator as well as non science fiction such as Top Gun, Easy Rider and Silence of the Lambs.
The series is dedicated to the memory of Glenne Headly (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Dick Tracey), who played Diane Futturman, Headly passed away mid way though the first season.