FOX has given a thirteen-episode, straight-to-series order for a currently untitled hourlong live-action sci-fi dramedy series from “Family Guy” and “Ted” creator Seth MacFarlane.
MacFarlane will star in, create and executive produce the show set three centuries in the future onboard the Orville, an exploratory ship in Earth’s interstellar fleet. Facing cosmic challenges from without and within, the motley crew of space explorers will “boldly go where no comedic drama has gone before.”
MacFarlane produced FOX’s Emmy-winning “Cosmos” documentary series and is famed for his love of “Star Trek,” including hosting an hour-long roundtable session with the writers of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” for that show’s Blu-ray release.
The new series is slated to bow in during the 2017-18 broadcast season with a pilot, penned by MacFarlane, filmed later this year.
Source: The Live Feed