Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy, Ted) is creating and executive producing a new 13-episode, hour-long sci-fi comedy drama series for Fox in which he will also star.
The as-yet untitled series will be set 300 years in the future and feature the crew of a space exploratory ship named Orville who “face cosmic dramas” as they go “where no comedy drama has gone before”.
MacFarlane says the idea has been on the back burner for a while. “I’ve wanted to do something like this show ever since I was a kid, and the timing finally feels right. 20th and FOX have been good to me for many years… I think this is gonna be something special.”
The series is expected to premiere in the 2017-2018 television season launch.