I fell off the Family Guy band wagon after season five or six, but that doesn’t mean I’m not excited for Seth MacFarlane’s as-of-yet unnamed new science fiction comedy show coming to Fox. The live-action show will hopefully take all of MacFarlane’s parody charms and then be really good sci-fi because Jon Favreau has signed on to direct.
Originally the fact the MacFarlane was starring in the show had me concerned as he can get a little vain with his stuff, but if Favreau, who has been knocking it out of the park with the likes of Iron Man and The Jungle Book is leading the show then things just got a whole lot better. While those latter two movies might not be comedies we know from his earlier work that he’s got a deft touch for hitting punch lines and making things work.
We’ll see how it all comes together once we know more details.