Derek Wilson (Preacher) is set to co-star opposite Josh Hutcherson and Eliza Coupe in Future Man, Hulu’s half-hour comedy pilot from Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg & Sony TV, who also are behind Preacher. Wilson, who is a regular in the pilot, also is a regular on the first season of the upcoming AMC series, so the filming schedules for both projects had to be synched up.
Written by Kyle Hunter and Ariel Shaffir, Future Man is a high-concept comedy that centers on Josh Futterman (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. Wilson will play Wolf, a futuristic soldier, another character in the Cybergeddon video game, Wolf is a grizzled, deadly, action hero. After years of fighting, he’s desensitized to violence and human emotion. He’s basically an animal; he’s destructive and lacks hygiene and interpersonal skills but is fiercely loyal to Tiger. Wolf has no respect for Josh and no faith in his ability to carry out the mission.
Rogen and Goldberg are executive producing and directing. Matt Tolmach also exec produces.
Wilson previously recurred on SundanceTV’s Rectify and appeared on Broadway in Macbeth. He’s repped by Gartner/Green, Innovative and attorney James Adams.
Subscribe to Deadline Breaking News Alerts and keep your inbox happy.