The Orville is a one-hour science fiction series set 400 years in the future that follows the adventures of the U.S.S. Orville, a mid-level exploratory vessel. Its crew, both human and alien, faces the wonders and dangers of outer space, while also dealing with the familiar, often humorous problems of regular people in a workplace… even though some of those people are from other planets, and the workplace is a faster-than-light spaceship.
In the 25th century, Earth is part of the Planetary Union, a far-reaching, advanced and mostly peaceful civilization with a fleet of 3,000 ships. Down on his luck after a bitter divorce, Planetary Union officer ED MERCER (MacFarlane) finally gets his chance to command one of these ships: the U.S.S. Orville.
Determined to prove his worth and write a new chapter in his life, Ed finds that task all the more difficult when the First Officer assigned to his ship is his ex-wife, KELLY GRAYSON (Adrianne Palicki, “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Friday Night Lights”). As the new commander, Ed assembles a qualified, but eccentric crew, including his best friend, GORDON MALLOY (Scott Grimes, “ER,” “Justified”), who has problems with authority, but is the best helmsman in the fleet; DR. CLAIRE FINN (Penny Johnson Jerald, “24,” “The Larry Sanders Show”), one of the Union’s most accomplished physicians; BORTUS (Peter Macon, “Shameless,” “Bosch”), an alien from a single-sex species; ISAAC (Mark Jackson, “That Royal Today”), an artificial life-form from a machine society that thinks biological life-forms are inferior; navigator JOHN LAMARR (J. Lee, FAMILY GUY, “The Cleveland Show”), whose casual humor cuts through even the most dire situations; ALARA KITAN (Halston Sage, “Neighbors,” “Goosebumps”), a young, inexperienced security officer whose home planet’s high gravity gives her superior physical strength; and YAPHIT, a gelatinous creature voiced by comedian Norm Macdonald (“The Middle,” “Saturday Night Live”).
Somehow, Ed and Kelly must put the past behind them and, with the help of the crew, navigate fascinating and sometimes dangerous adventures in outer space, as well as the tumultuous and captivating day-to-day personal relationships with their colleagues.
Seth MacFarlane as Ed Mercer
Adrianne Palicki as Kelly Grayson
Penny Johnson Jerald as Claire Finn
Scott Grimes as Gordon Malloy
Peter Macon as Bortus
Halston Sage as Alara Kitan
J. Lee as John Lamarr
Mark Jackson as Isaac
Chad Coleman as Klyden
Norm Macdonald as Yaphit
key behind the scenes crew
Seth MacFarlane as Creator / Executive Producer
Brannon Braga as Executive Producer
David A. Goodman as Executive Producer
Jason Clark as Executive Producer
Liz Heldens as Executive Producer
Jon Favreau as Director of pilot / Executive Producer
Sunday 10 September 2017
network and production companies
Fox – 20th Century Fox Television
SEASON ONE 10 September 2017 –
1. OLD WOUNDS (10 Sep 17)
2. COMMAND PERFORMANCE (17 Sep 17)
3. OLD WOUNDS (21 Sep 17)
4. IF THE STARS SHOULD APPEAR (28 Sep 17)
7. MAJORITY RULE (26 Oct 17)
9. CUPID’S DAGGER (9 Nov 17)
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