Seth MacFarlane will serve as executive producer on a new series of Carl Sagan’s Cosmos: A Personal Voyage.
The 1980 space documentary aired on PBS and is to be brought back to television on Fox for a new 13-episode run.
MacFarlane told The New York Times, “We are obsessed with angels and vampires and whatnot when there are many more exciting and very real and much more spectacular things to be excited about that are right in our own planetary backyard.”
Family Guy creator added, “This is obviously a complete departure from anything that I’ve done professionally, but it’s very comfortable territory for me personally.”
Earlier this year, Family Guy, American Dad and The Cleveland Show were all renewed for additional seasons.