Can a deadbeat janitor save the world? It’s a question you never knew you needed the answer to – until now
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You can’t move for superheroes these days. Maybe you’re after a clean-cut, muscle-bound protagonist who can fly, flip vehicles with a single finger and shoot lasers from their eyes? Or maybe you’re on the hunt for a dark, brooding saga about the origins of a black-clad billionaire vigilante with a strict moral code? Or perhaps you feel the world has more than enough sculpted faces and square chins, and want a superpowered show that doesn’t take itself too seriously.
Enter Future Man, a show that counts two-man funny factory Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg among its executive producers, and Howard Overman (Misfits) among its creators. If you love Rogen and Goldberg’s movies, such as Superbad and Pineapple Express – plus comic-book adaptation Preacher, which they executive produced – then Future Man’s unique brand of heroic humour should be right up your street.
Josh Futturman (Josh Hutcherson, The Hunger Games) is a lazy janitor whose only goal in life is to play as much Biotic Wars – a seemingly impossible-to-beat video game – as he can.
However, all that changes when Josh somehow manages to complete the game. Suddenly, its two main characters, Tiger (Eliza Coupe) and Wolf (Derek Wilson) appear from the future and enlist his help to save the world. Hilarity ensues as our hero gets to grips with future technology and his destiny as humanity’s only hope. There’s also a lot of risqué gags.
This definitely isn’t your average superhero show. Sure, Tiger, Wolf and Josh can travel through time, but their first mission isn’t to defend civilians from an evil dictator or take out an alien hell-bent on destroying Earth. No, their first mission is to rock up at a 1960s frat party to prevent a scientist from catching a dubious infection that will somehow lead to the end of the world. We told you it was unconventional…
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Future Man season 2, Wednesday 23 January, 10pm, SYFY/HD (CH 135/165). Also available for 30 days in Catch Up > Channels > SYFY
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