Today, November 14, Hulu released its brand new series, Future Man. Future Man stars Josh Hutcherson as ‘Josh Futturman,’ a janitor by day/gamer by night who is recruited by mysterious visitors to travel through time in order to prevent the extinction of humanity.
We had the chance to sit down and chat with one of the star’s of the show, Kevin Caliber. Kevin plays Blaze on the show and in our interview we talked his character, working with cast mates, like Josh Hutcherson, his other new show, The Haves and The Have Nots and so much more.
On how he learned of his new show, Future Man: “Future Man is a show I’ve actually been following for a couple years now since it was first announced. I’m a big Seth Rogen fan, we’re basically the same age, I’m actually three weeks older than him, and I’ve just been a huge fan of his. A couple of years ago when Preacher first came out it was announced he was doing a couple TV shows, one of them being Future Man. The show was something that got started a while ago, like a year and a half ago, is when he shot the pilot, and I didn’t think much about it. Then the audition came through and I knew exactly what it was from the moment that I saw the title. I got really excited because I’ve always wanted to work with him (Rogen) and their crew. They are just the funniest guys. I love that sense of humor and what they stand for.”
On the audition and landing the part in Future Man: “I got the sides to my character break down. I initially didn’t think I fit the character well because it seemed like he was more a beachy, surfer guy and I could do the bro type but I’m different in the way I go about it. I’m a little more of the meathead type character trope. When I went to the audition every other guy looked like they were straight off the beach, straight out of Venice. I went in there and gave it my all and created the character Blaze and I went a little more dimwitted, fun, very lovable type for it instead of just the surfer guy. It was something that was so much fun from the first time that I got to do it. Then I met the writers Ariel (Shaffir) and Kyle (Hunter), who did Sausage Party, and they all have done stuff since they all went to college together, 15 years ago, and I met them and they just loved Blaze and they just kept writing more for him and kept doing it. It ends up with three episodes that Blaze gets to be part of.”
On what influenced his character, Blaze: “I was kind of making him my own. I was trying to be more like the dim-witted, lovable guy. I was trying to be more like Joey Tribbiani from Friends, just a friendly guy, doesn’t mean any harm and is always looking for a good time. I brought everything with a smile. Instead of going the surfer type, I was trying to avoid the Spicoli from Fast Times at Ridgemont High type because you are doing a bad impression of somebody and I definitely did not want to do that.”
You can read the rest of our interview under the jump. For those who have already started watching the new Hulu series, what do you think?
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