The actor, comedian, director, and "Family Guy" creator, Seth MacFarlane, will soon be boldly going where no man has gone before in upcoming new "Star Trek" spoof television series, "The Orville." To create further hype for the upcoming science fiction comedy show, Fox has now dropped its first ever full-length video trailer that showcases the show's setting and a sneak peek at some of its hilarious space antics.

The same but completely different

The upcoming new show is set far into the future where humans have now joined the Planetary Union, an advanced and mostly peaceful group of civilizations. The setting for the series is extremely similar to the "Star Trek" franchise, including its uniforms, technology, ships, and other design aspects.

However, MacFarlane apparently wants to use this otherwise serious setting as the canvas for his comedic prowess and his over-the-top humor.

The show's plot

Similar to how 'Star Trek' shows were set inside the U.S.S Enterprise and other starships, "The Orville" is set inside a mid-level exploratory vessel called the U.S.S. Orville. MacFarlane plays the role of Planetary Union Officer Ed Mercer, a recently divorced captain who is out to prove his worth and to start a new chapter in his life. Mercer finally gets his chance after given the responsibility of being the captain of the U.S.S. Orville. However, he soon finds out that the First Officer that is being assigned to his ship is none other than his ex-wife, Kelly Grayson, played by Adrianne Palicki.

Not your typical space adventure

According to the show's description, the entire science fiction show will not only be featuring different space adventures but it will also be diving into the different day-to-day experiences of personal relationships.

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The initial focus of the show will, of course, be about Ed and Kelly's struggles in working together as a team given their turbulent past.

The show's pilot episode is directed by "Iron Man" director, Jon Favreau. Production of the pilot episode began late last year and the team is currently filming the rest of the episodes. Fox has yet to officially announce the premiere date for the new show, but they have mentioned that it will be released during the 2017 to 2018 TV season.

The first season will consist of 13-episodes in total. " The Orville" will be McFarlane's first live-action starring role in a television series. The show also stars Scott Grimes, Peter Macon, Mark Jackson, Penny Johnson, Halston Sage and J. Lee.