Fox has just unveiled the first trailer for Seth MacFarlane’s upcoming Star Trek parody show, The Orville.
You can check out the trailer for the pilot episode below:
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The Orville is set 300 years in the future and follows the exploits of the of the U.S.S. Orville and it’s motley crew, led by the recently-divorced Ed (MacFarlane) who is taking command of a ship for the very first time. Joining MacFarlane’s captain are his ex-wife, Kelly Grayson (Adrianne Palicki from Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), his best friend (Scott Grimes), an alien from a single-sex species (Peter Macon), and a gelatinous creature voiced by comedian Norm Macdonald, among others.
The series, which is clearly a spoof of Star Trek, is set to launch at an interesting time as CBS is set to bring back the fan-favorite sci-fi series later this year when it kicks off Star Trek: Discovery: Season 1 on CBS All Access. That series is set a decade before events of the original series and will see The Walking Dead‘s Sonequa Martin-Green lead a crew as First Officer Michael Burnham.
The pilot episode of The Orville was directed by Iron Man helmer Jon Favreau. He’s also set to serve as an executive producer on the series, as well as consultant.
The thirteen-episode first season will launch Thursdays at 9pm ET on Fox beginning this Fall.