"Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane will follow up his surprise hit film debut "Ted" with an unlikely excursion into genre territory.

The writer-director is planning to bring the western comedy "A Million Ways to Die in the West" to life for 2013. 

He will co-write the "Blazing Saddles"-inspired film with his "Ted" co-writers Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild. MacFarlane is planning to star and direct, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Although the plot has yet to be revealed, the comedy will feature a romantic female lead and will point out the many constant dangers of frontier life in the late nineteenth century (hence the title).

"A Million Ways" is shooting for a release sometime in the summer of 2013. 

MacFarlane will soon be seen hosting the upcoming Academy Awards in February. "Ted," which starred Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis, grossed over $500 million worldwide.