Written by Kyle Hunter and Ariel Shaffir and executive produced by Matt Tolmach, Future Man is a high-concept comedy that centers on Josh Futterman (Josh Hutcherson) a janitor by day/world-ranked gamer by night who is tasked with preventing the extinction of humans after mysterious visitors from the future proclaim him the key to defeating the imminent super-race invasion.
Headly will play Diane, Josh’s nurturing, ever-supportive mother. Her love for him, while unyielding and sweet, is also a detriment to his growth. She makes it almost impossible for Josh to move out; she does all his cooking, cleaning, laundry and dotes on him constantly. She’s recently retired and is getting back into smoking pot on a regular basis. Begley is Gabe, Josh’s loving, cheerful, well–intentioned dad. He is always thinking of ways to bolster his Josh’s low self esteem, and constantly makes excuses for all of his son’s failings. Like Diane, he’s also retired and back into smoking pot. Eliza Coupe also stars.
Headly, repped by ICM Partners and Untitled, can next be seen in Strange Weather opposite Holly Hunter. She also shot the HBO miniseries Crime and recently was on Broadway in Fish In The Dark. St. Elsewhere alum Begley recently appeared on Better Call Saul, Blunt Talk and Portlandia.