Seth MacFarlane to Write and Star in Live-Action FOX Sci-Fi Dramedy
If Seth MacFarlane’s live-action presence in movies like A Million Ways Ways to Die in the West didn’t thrust the Family Guy creator into the spotlight, how about his own live-action FOX series? We’ll find out, as MacFarlane boldly goes with a new series order for a sci-fi dramedy set among the stars.
Per The Hollywood Reporter, MacFarlane will both create, star in and exec produce an as-yet-untitled hourlong series, described in reports as a 13-episode dramedy (think Last Man on Earth). The series is set 300 years in the future aboard the Orville, an exploratory ship in Earth’s interstellar fleet. Ever the Star Trek fan, the logline even specifies the crew will “boldly go where no comedic drama has gone before.”
The new series expands MacFarlane’s relationship with FOX, which already extends well beyond Family Guy into other animated shows like the former Cleveland Show, American Dad, Bordertown, even producing Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey.
We’ll likely hear additional details from the upfronts, but was Seth MacFarlane long overdue for a live-action series?