Although Seth MacFarlane’s Star Trek love-letter, The Orville, has yet to become nearly as beloved as its inspiration, writer Peter David has revealed that he’s totally open to writing novelizations for the series — should they ever decide to do them.
Taking to Twitter earlier today, David revealed that should MacFarlane and Fox decide to produce novelizations of the series, he’d “totally write those.”
They should do novels of #TheOrville. I would totally write those.
— Peter David (@PeterDavid_PAD) October 14, 2017
David, of course, has plenty of credits to his name, including various episodes of Young Justice and tons of Marvel stories, however, he’s best known for his work on several Star Trek novelizations having written over thirty-nine Star Trek titles over the course of his writing career.
While Fox and MacFarlane have never publicly addressed the likelihood of novelizations for The Orville, it’s certainly in the realm of possibility for them to exist. Although the series struggles in same-day ratings, barely maintaining a 1.1 in the key 18-49 demographic, the show does see decent success once the Live+3 and Live+7 ratings are taken into consideration, and MacFarlane has already stated a second season seems all but likely at this point.
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 airs Thursdays at 9pm ET on Fox.
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