FOX has released the first look at The Orville’s second season.
The featurette has star and creator Seth MacFarlane explaining what fans of The Orville can expect from Season Two.
“The bar is continuously being raise for science fictions shows,” MacFarlane says. “We really try to step it up in the best possible way for the viewer.
“The fun thing about doing a show like this is that the basis of your series is pretty much whatever you can find throughout the galaxy. And what it allows us to do is tell all different types of stories and to really treat each episode
“People will see a pretty big step up in the scope of the show this season. We have some very, very big episodes that are very future-
“In Season Two, ED (MacFarlane) and KELLY’s (Adrianne Palicki) relationship will take a new turn, while the ship’s crew will meet never-before-seen aliens, face old adversaries the Krill, make
The Orville Season Two will add Jessica Szohr as a new series regular and Chris Johnson in a recurring role. A veteran Star Trek writer has also been brought on board as an additional executive producer, and multiple Star Trek actors will guest star.
Star Trek: The Next Generation star and director Jonathan Frakes will also contribute to the new season of The Orville. At a convention, Frakes spoke about the series in comparison to CBS All Access's Star Trek: Discovery.
“The Star Trek that we have has really found its voice, and Discovery has really found its voice," Frakes explained earlier this year. "And The Orville has filled in a void. For a lot of people, The Orville is their new Star Trek because it does tell stories like [The Next Generation], and it’s got wild humor in it.
"[Seth MacFarlane] clearly wanted [The Orville] to look like [The Next Generation
The Orville was Fox’s biggest premiere since Empire and was soon renewed for a second season. The new season of The Orville will consist of 14 episodes.
“Once again Seth has struck a powerful chord with viewers,” said Michael Thorn, President, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company in a statement when the renewal was announced. “He has delivered a series full of optimism, drama and his trademark humor. We want to thank him and the rest of the talented cast, as well as the producers and crew, for an incredible first season. We can’t wait to see where The Orville travels in the second.”
Fox reported that The Orville had an audience of approximately 14 million viewers across all platforms.0comments
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The Orville returns December 30th on FOX.