Seth MacFarlane might be best known for his comedy work, but the "Family Guy" creator is bringing another passion of his to new show, "The Orville" -- sci-fi.
MacFarlane's new space adventure series on Fox is about an exploratory spaceship, the U.S.S. Orville, on a voyage 400 years in the future. The show is reminiscent of "Star Trek," but with a comical twist. MacFarlane's character seems to be the butt of many jokes.
"This is Seth's passion project," Dana Walden, Fox Television Group chairman and CEO, said Monday in a teleconference about the network's 2017-2018 schedule, according to the AP.
MacFarlane enjoys science and brought the documentary "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" to Fox in 2014.
Watch the new trailer for "The Orville."