Seth MacFarlane: Every Upcoming Movie and TV Show in 2024 and 2025

Seth MacFarlane is a multi-talented actor who has left an indelible mark on the worlds of animation, comedy, film, and music. Starting his career as an animator and writer at Hanna-Barbera, MacFarlane showcased his skills in beloved shows like ‘Johnny Bravo,’ ‘Cow and Chicken,’ and ‘Dexter’s Laboratory.’ His career trajectory took a meteoric rise when he created and started to lend his voice to Peter, Stewie, and Brian Griffin in the animated series ‘Family Guy’ in 1999. The show’s blend of sharp humor and satire garnered critical acclaim and numerous awards, solidifying MacFarlane’s status as a comedy genius. His creative genius extended to other successful ventures like ‘American Dad!’ and ‘The Cleveland Show,’ further showcasing his writing and voice-acting prowess.

MacFarlane’s talents weren’t confined to the small screen. He ventured into feature film directing with ‘Ted,’ a fantasy comedy that resonated with audiences and critics alike. He further established himself as a versatile filmmaker with ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’ and ‘Ted 2,’ while also starring in the films ‘Tooth Fairy’ and ‘Logan Lucky.’ Over the years, MacFarlane has earned several accolades for his work, including five Emmy Awards. His career is a testament to his exceptional versatility. The actor frequently comes up with new and exciting projects that leave the audience impressed.

1. American Dad! Season 21 (2024)

‘American Dad!’ is a famous adult cartoon series that explores the life of Stan Smith, a conservative C.I.A. Agent, and his weird family, which includes his wife, son, daughter, an alien named Roger Smith and Klaus Heisler, who is a talking goldfish/man is a fish’s body. ‘American Dad!’ was developed by MacFarlane, Mike Barker, and Matt Weitzman in 2014. MacFarlane voices Stan Smith (husband/father) and Roger Smith (the alien). Rachael MacFarlane voices Hayley D. Smith-Fischer (Stan and Francine’s daughter). The other voice actors include Wendy Schaal as Francine Smith, wife of Stan, Rachael MacFarlane as Hayley Smith, daughter of Stan and Francine, and Scott Grimes as Steve Smith, son of Stan and Francine, and Dee Bradley Baker as Klaus Heisler. Also, Jeff Fischer voices Jeff Fischer (Hayley’s boyfriend and, after that, husband). Season 21 of ‘American Dad!’ is expected to premiere in mid-2024.

2. Family Guy Season 23 (2024)

Family Guy, the famous animated show that explores the adventures of the twisted Griffin family, is expected to return on Fox in late 2024 with its 23rd season, but it will not be part of Fox’s Fall 2024 TV schedule. It will begin during midseason. While we know nothing more about Season 23, we can be sure that MacFarlane will be back to voice Peter Griffin, Stewie Griffin, Brian Griffin, Glenn Quagmire, and Tom Tucker, along with other characters. We will also get back Alex Borstein as Lois Griffin, Mila Kunis as Meg Griffin, Seth Green as Chris Griffin, Arif Zahir as Cleveland Brown, Patrick Warburton as Joe Swanson, and Jess Harnell as Vinny Griffin. More details about this beloved show are eagerly awaited.

3. Ted Season 2 (TBA)

‘Ted’ has been renewed for Season 2 by Peacock after its Season 1’s hit run. The series is set in 1993 and explores the daily life of Ted the bear (voiced by MacFarlane), who lives with his best friend, 16-year-old John Bennett (Max Burkholder) in Framingham, Massachusetts. Scott Grimes and Alanna Ubach play John’s parents, Matty and Susan, respectively, while Giorgia Whigham plays John’s cousin Blaire. Peacock hasn’t announced any date of release or the number of episodes but considering Season 1 dropped all seven episodes together, Season 2 probably do the same.

4. The Shrouded College (TBA)

MacFarlane is developing and writing ‘The Shrouded College,’ a TV adaptation of the graphic novel series by Charles Soule and Will Sliney.  The drama series tells the story of different characters who are enlisted to become secret agents to fight a supernatural cold war on the side of the Shrouded College, an organization on the edge of destruction. MacFarlane also executive produces the show. The cast of the project has not been announced yet. The series is currently in development and is slated to be distributed by Peacock. However, its premiere date is yet to be revealed.

5. The Family Guy (TBA)

While there are no details about this highly-anticipated animated feature, MacFarlane has assured fans that it is in development, albeit for more than 15 years now. It was first announced in 2007, followed by a confirmation in 2011. Since then, there have been no developments other than recently at Paley Fest LA, where MacFarlane told that he hasn’t had the time to address the idea.

6. Star Wars: Detours (TBA)

‘Star Wars: Detours’ is an animated series serving as a parody of the franchise. The show, created by George Lucas, is a comedic look at what happened between the events of the prequel ‘Star Wars’ trilogy (Episodes I–III) and the original trilogy (Episodes IV–VI). MacFarlane lends his voice to Emperor Palpatine. The voice cast also includes Todd Grimes as Chewbacca, Zachary Levi as Biff Tarkin, Seth Green as Cad Bane, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Qui-Gon Jinn, Grey Griffin as Harmony, Dee Bradley Baker as Jabba the Hutt, and Abraham Benrubi as Darth Vader.

The animated series went into production in 2012, and 39 episodes were produced at the time. MacFarlane was supposed to voice Emperor Palpatine. The voice cast also included Zachary Levi, Nat Faxon, Seth Green, Breckin Meyer, and Grey Griffin. However, Lucasfilm (established by George Lucas, creator of Star Wars), the production company behind the show, postponed its release in March 2013. “[…] the way it’s been explained to me is that there hasn’t been enough interest high enough up to go through what it would take to put it out and that there isn’t an interest in releasing this content on Disney+ from Lucasfilm,” Seth Green revealed to Entertainment Weekly in June 2021. Since then, there has been no update regarding the premiere date of the series, and it is most likely shelved.

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