After the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Most Wanted spin off didn’t get picked up, that left Adrianne Palicki (AoS’s “Bobbi” Morse) looking for a new role, and it seems she’s found one aboard the exploratory spaceship ‘Orville’!
Family Guy’s Seth MacFarlane is developing an as-yet-untitled, hour-long, live action, comedy/drama series for for Fox in the US. The show, will star MacFarlane as Ed, captain of the ‘Orville’, an exploratory spaceship, which has seen better days, in Earth’s interstellar fleet. Palicki will play Ed’s ex-wife, who has just been appointed first officer of the vessel, and Scott Grimes (ER, Band of Brothers, Family Guy), joins them as Gordon, who is Ed’s best friend and pilot of the ship. The description says “Facing cosmic challenges from without and within, this motley crew of space explorers will boldly go where no comedic drama has gone before.”
Although MacFarlane has done a couple of live action movies (Ted, Million Ways To Die In The West), this is his first foray into live action television. Plus a hour-long space based ‘dramedy’ pretty unique genre to be tackling! When Fox first commissioned the show, MacFarlane commented “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, and of course, Dana and Gary [chairman/CEOs of Fox TV] have been fantastic bosses and true pals, so it was a no-brainer to come to them with the project. I think this is gonna be something special.”
The show has got a 13 episode straight-to-series order, and is due to land at some point next year.