Jon Favreau, director of Iron Man and The Jungle Book, has signed on to direct and executive produce a new hour-long comedic drama created and starring Seth MacFarlane. The new series, which is set up at Fox, is set 300 years in the future and in space and follows Orville, a rundown exploratory ship from Earth.
The new series also stars Adrianne Palicki, Scott Grimes, Peter Macon and J Lee as members of the ship's crew. MacFarlane wrote the pilot script which begins shooting in January.
Favreau will stay on as a consultant on the project, which has a straight-to-series order.