FOX has been releasing some trailers for upcoming shows this week, including one for the X-Men series The Gifted.
Another trailer they released is for a show titled The Orville. It’s a sci-fi comedy inspired by Star Trek (so a little closer to Galaxy Quest, but without the Seven Samurai storyline), and comes from Family Guy creator and Ted director Seth MacFarlane, with Jon Favreau (Iron Man, The Jungle Book) directing. The show is set 400 years in the future, following the crew of a spaceship as they face everything from dangerous space situations to normal day-to-day workplace situations.
You can read much more about The Orville and watch the trailer below.
From Emmy Award-winning executive producer and creator Seth MacFarlane (FAMILY GUY, â€œTedâ€) and directed by Jon Favreau (â€œThe Jungle Book,â€ â€œIron Manâ€), THE ORVILLE is a one-hour science fiction series set 400 years in the future that follows the adventures of the U.S.S. Orville, a mid-level exploratory vessel. Its crew, both human and alien, faces the wonders and dangers of outer space, while also dealing with the familiar, often humorous problems of regular people in a workplaceâ€¦even though some of those people are from other planets, and the workplace is a faster-than-light spaceship.
In the 25th century, Earth is part of the Planetary Union, a far-reaching, advanced and mostly peaceful civilization with a fleet of 3,000 ships. Down on his luck after a bitter divorce, Planetary Union officer ED MERCER (MacFarlane) finally gets his chance to command one of these ships: the U.S.S. Orville. Determined to prove his worth and write a new chapter in his life, Ed finds that task all the more difficult when the First Officer assigned to his ship is his ex-wife, KELLY GRAYSON (Adrianne Palicki, â€œAgents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,â€ â€œFriday Night Lightsâ€).
As the new commander, Ed assembles a qualified, but eccentric crew, including his best friend, GORDON MALLOY (Scott Grimes, â€œER,â€ â€œJustifiedâ€), who has problems with authority, but is the best helmsman in the fleet; DR. CLAIRE FINN (Penny Johnson Jerald, â€œ24,â€ â€œThe Larry Sanders Showâ€), one of the Unionâ€™s most accomplished physicians; BORTUS (Peter Macon, â€œShameless,â€ â€œBoschâ€), an alien from a single-sex species; ISAAC (Mark Jackson, â€œThat Royal Todayâ€), an artificial life-form from a machine society that thinks biological life-forms are inferior; navigator JOHN LAMARR (J. Lee, FAMILY GUY, â€œThe Cleveland Showâ€), whose casual humor cuts through even the most dire situations; ALARA KITAN (Halston Sage, â€œNeighbors,â€ â€œGoosebumpsâ€), a young, inexperienced security officer whose home planetâ€™s high gravity gives her superior physical strength; and YAPHIT, a gelatinous creature voiced by comedian Norm Macdonald (â€œThe Middle,â€ â€œSaturday Night Liveâ€).
Somehow, Ed and Kelly must put the past behind them and, with the help of the crew, navigate fascinating and sometimes dangerous adventures in outer space, as well as the tumultuous and captivating day-to-day personal relationships with their colleagues.