Josh Hutcherson sits with Jimmy Kimmel to talk time traveling and his less glamorous day job in Future Man — janitor. Josh is so well cast in his Future Man role that the character also happens to be named Josh. As James Bond might say: “Futturman, Josh Futturman.” The new comedy, produced by Seth Rogen, debuts on Hulu TV on November 14. Unbeknowst to Josh, the Future Man‘s time spent slacking and playing video games hones just the skills he needs to save the world. Turns out the game he’s been playing is a recruitment tool sent back in time to find “the one person with the skills to save us,” says a time traveler from 2162. Futturman is “the savior.” The plot is stolen from a movie, but that’s part of the fun. You can watch Future Man with a free trial of Hulu, if you’re not already a subscriber.
Hutcherson, 25, began as a child actor appearing in commercials, TV, and film. He gained global fame portraying Peeta Mellark in The Hunger Games franchise, where his natural humor was admittedly less on display. On Future Man Josh lives the classic superhero life — mild-mannered not-so-great janitor by day, time-travelling fixer in his off hours. In both gigs, according to Hutcherson, he has to clean up “a very sh-tty mess.”