If you’re sick of waiting for Star Trek Discovery then this might be what you need! Fox just revealed the first trailer for Seth McFarlane’s spoof of the sci-fi series, The Orville. The pilot episode is directed by Jon Favreau (The Jungle Book, Chef) and from the looks of this first trailer, features everything you’d expect from a Seth McFarlane sci-fi project.
Watch the trailer below!
I’m not usually a big fan of McFarlane’s style of comedy, but this actually looks like something I would enjoy and I’m excited to watch the pilot episode. There’s nothing else like this on television at the moment and everything shown in the trailer is what I would expect and what I would want to see in a Star Trek spoof.
Here’s the official synopsis:
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 workplace…even though some of those people are from other planets, and the workplace is a faster-than-light spaceship.
Down on his luck after a bitter divorce, Planetary Union officer Ed Mercer (Seth 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).
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.