Seth Green has stepped into the lead for Dads, a new Fox pilot from creator Seth MacFarlane, The Hollywood Reporter stated on Monday.
Green has agreed to the role of Eli, a nerdy type, emotionally stunted in growth, who nevertheless manages to launch a successful video game business with his friend Warner (Tommy Dewey from The Mindy Project).
Any strides forward the pair can make run into roadblocks when their “nightmare dads” come to live with them. In the fatherly roles are Martin Mull and Peter Riegert.
Mull has been a fixture on television for close to four decades, having worked with MacFarlane previously on American Dad, voicing the Father Donovan character.
Riegert has been recognized as a veteran character actor with a number of comedic and dramatic roles to his credit. His most recent work includes appearances on The Good Wife, One Tree Hill, and Leverage.
Green has a history with MacFarlane dating back at least 14 years, having voiced Chris Griffin in a number of Family Guy episodes.
In 2005, he used his love of geek culture to develop the hit parody series Robot Chicken and along the way cultivated a relationship with Lucasfilm that put him in the driver’s seat for developing Star Wars: Detours, a comedy series set in the sci-fi universe.
Unfortunately for Green, the sale of Star Wars to Disney placed the project on hiatus earlier this month.
His upcoming film Sexy Evil Genius has been slated for an April 9 release directly to DVD, video on demand, and digital download.
Described as a dark comedy by Entertainment Weekly, the film will focus on a group of men coaxed to a downtown Los Angeles bar by the woman they all at one time dated. In it, Green will finally share screen time with fellow Buffy the Vampire Slayer alum Michelle Trachtenberg.
As for MacFarlane, he will write, star in, and direct A Million Ways to Die in the West, a comedy-western expected later this year or sometime in 2014.
Are you glad to see Seth Green stepping in front of a camera once again? Which of his and Seth MacFarlane’s upcoming projects are you looking forward to the most?