Seth MacFarlane is ready for takeoff.
The Family Guy executive producer’s latest project — a one-hour, sci-fi dramedy series that he created and will star in — has landed a 13-episode, straight-to-series order at Fox, the network announced today. Our sister site Deadline broke the news.
A pilot for the live-action project will likely be filmed toward the end of this year, with an eye on premiering in the 2017-2018 television season.
The logline for the series is as follows: “Set 300 years in the future, the show follows the adventures of the Orville, a not-so-top-of-the-line exploratory ship in Earth’s interstellar Fleet. Facing cosmic challenges from without and within, this motley crew of space explorers will boldly go where no comedic drama has gone before.”
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In addition to producing and doing voiceover work on Family Guy, MacFarlane also served as EP on another recent Fox project, the docu-series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey.
He also hosted the Academy Awards in 2013, and extended his success to the big screen with the comedies Ted and Ted 2, among others.
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