FOX is jumping back into science fiction hardcore with their upcoming series The Orville from writer/creator Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy).
The show, on the outside at least, resembles some kind of mashup between Star Trek and greatest-Star-Trek-film-ever Galaxy Quest, with pretty bitchin’ sets. FOX just released the first trailer over on twitter:
— The Orville (@TheOrville) May 15, 2017
Early reports from sources say the series is very likely the “best Trek we’ll get this year”, and with how things are going for CBS’s much maligned Star Trek: Discovery, this joke quote doesn’t seem that far off.
Love or hate, he is a very well known fan of the science fiction medium (and HUGE Star Trek fan). He is arguably the best person FOX currently has under contract to undertake such a project. Oh, did we mention that Star Trek alum Brannon Braga is on board too? Because he is.
The directorial list isn’t too shabby either, touting Braga, James L Connely, Jonathan Frakes, MacFarlane, Robert Duncan McNeill, and freaking Jon Favreau.
FOX released this gallery of first look images for the series today too, and it looks pretty great:
We haven’t gotten a premiere date yet, but we do know The Orville will be hitting FOX sometime in the Fall.