From Emmy Award-winning executive producer and creator Seth MacFarlane (FAMILY GUY, “Ted”) THE ORVILLE is a live-action, one-hour space adventure series set 400 years in the future that follows the exploits of The U.S.S. Orville, a mid-level exploratory spaceship. Its crew, both human and alien, face the wonders and dangers of outer space, while also dealing with the problems of everyday life.
In the series’ opener, it’s 2417, and the Planetary Union promotes ED MERCER (MacFarlane) to Captain of the exploratory vessel The U.S.S. Orville. Ed’s enthusiasm for his new position is dampened when his ex-wife, KELLY GRAYSON (Adrianne Palicki), is assigned to be his First Officer. While on their first routine mission, the Orville crew is ambushed by the Krill, a vicious alien race, who are bent on stealing a device that can cause time to accelerate.
Part Two of the Special Two-Night Series Premiere Airs Next Sunday, Sept. 17, @ 8/7c (LIVE to all Time Zones) Immediately following the NFL Doubleheader.
Cast: Seth MacFarlane as Captain Ed Mercer; Adrianne Palicki as Commander Kelly Grayson; Penny Johnson Jerald as Dr. Claire Finn; Scott Grimes as Lieutenant Gordon Malloy; Peter Macon as Lieutenant Commander Bortus; Halston Sage as Chief Security Officer Alara Kitan; J Lee as Lieutenant John Lamarr; Mark Jackson as Isaac; and Chad L. Coleman as Klyden
Guest Cast: Victor Garber as Admiral Halsey, Norm Macdonald as Yaphit, Patrick Cox as the Ogre, Brian George as Dr. Aronov, Christine Corpuz as Janice Lee, Sean Cook as Derek, Joel Swetow as Krill Captain
Series: The Orville Season 1 Episode 1
Air Date: Sunday, September 10, 2017
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST on FOX