“The empire is accidental,” says Seth MacFarlane
as he sits atop the sort of rarefied showbiz kingdom — television shows, movies, acting roles, musical albums, merchandise — that only a handful of entertainment industry titans such as George Lucas
and Walt Disney have known.
MacFarlane, who is set to receive a star April 23 on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, says there was never a plan to build such a legacy, only to work on things that make him happy.
“I think you’ll be surprised by some of the ideas and the things that he’s excited about,” says Erica Huggins
, the president of MacFarlane’s production company Fuzzy Door
. She expects the company’s future to potentially include dramas, remakes, podcasts — plus content from other creators who excite her boss. “The best way to describe the kind of genius that Seth has is that he sees it in the full picture.