TVLine Items: Eliza Coupe Lands Hulu Pilot, Charo Meets Jane and More

Eliza Coupe Future Man

If we didn’t know better, we’d say Eliza Coupe and Hulu were getting serious.

The actress — who has previously appeared on Casual and Season 4 of The Mindy Project — will return to the streaming service in Future Man, a high-concept comedy pilot from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.

The potential series stars Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games) as Josh Futterman, a janitor by day and world-ranked gamer by night who is tasked with preventing the extinction of humans.

Coupe will co-star as the futuristic soldier Tiger, a sexy, tough and intense character from the Cybergeddon video game. Along with her cohort Wolf, she recruits Josh to travel back in time to save the world — but she’s also hiding a major secret.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Actress/comedienne Charo will guest-star as herself on an upcoming Jane the Virgin installment. Per THR, she will appear in Episode 16 as a dear friend of Rogelio’s, who comes to town hoping to be invited to a very special event.

* Aleks Paunovic (iZombie, The 100) has joined the cast of Van Helsing, Syfy’s 13-episode drama about the legendary vampire slayer’s daughter, TVLine has learned. He will recur as Julius, a mysterious and powerful bloodsucker.

* Hulu announced Wednesday that Season 3 of its supernatural comedy Deadbeat will begin streaming on Wednesday, April 20.

* The Glades alumna Michelle Hurd has joined Season 2 of Ash vs. Evil Dead in the series-regular role of Ash’s high school sweetheart, Deadline reports.