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Above, the first season promotional image for The Orville.

The following is a list of episodes of The Orville.

Season 1Edit

Season 1

Count Season Episode ID Code Title Airdate Rating[1] Notes
001 01 01 S01E01 1LAB01 Old Wounds Sept. 10, 2017 2.73/8.56 Pilot.
Commander Ed Mercer gets promoted to captain of a ship, the USS Orville. Mercer's ex-wife is assigned as his First Officer. The Krill attempt to steal powerful Union technology.
002 01 02 S01E02 1LAB04 Command Performance Sept. 14, 2017 2.17/6.63 Third series production, fourth-produced episode overall.
When Mercer and Grayson are trapped in a replica of their old apartment, inexperienced Alara Kitan is placed in the captain's chair.
003 01 03 S01E03 1LAB02 About a Girl Sept. 21, 2017 1.1/4.05 First series production.
The Orville visits Bortus's planet. Bortus and Klyden make a controversial request that sends the crew into a tailspin.
004 01 04 S01E04 1LAB03 If the Stars Should Appear Sept. 28, 2017 1.05/3.7 Second series production.
The crew intercept a bioship about to drift into a star.
005 01 05 S01E05 1LAB05 Pria Oct. 5, 2017 0.91/3.43
The Orville saves the attractive Pria Lavesque, but Kelly Grayson is suspicious of her motives.
006 01 06 S01E06 1LAB06 Krill Oct. 12, 2017 0.99/3.37
Gordon Malloy and Mercer infiltrate a Krill destroyer to obtain a copy of the Krill holy text.
007 01 07 S01E07 1LAB07 Majority Rule Oct. 26, 2017 1.21/4.18
A landing party explore a parallel Earth at the dawn of the 21st-century level of culture and technology, which exercises an extreme form of democracy.
008 01 08 S01E08 1LAB08 Into the Fold Nov. 2, 2017 1/3.83
The Finns and Isaac are stranded on an unknown moon.
009 01 09 S01E09 1LAB09 Cupid's Dagger Nov. 9, 2017 1.04/3.69
Darulio returns to cause havok during tense war negotiations
010 01 10 S01E10 1LAB10 Firestorm Nov. 16, 2017 0.93/3.32
A crew member dies, forcing Alara Kitan to question whether she is fit for command.
011 01 11 S01E11 1LAB11 New Dimensions Nov. 30, 2017 0.9/3.63
The ship is crippled by a spatial anomaly. Meanwhile, Mercer must decide who to promote to Chief Engineer.
012 01 12 S01E12 1LAB13 Mad Idolatry Dec. 7, 2017 1.2/4.2 Season 1 finale. Thirteenth produced episode after Primal Urges.
The crew discovers a planet from another universe. Ed and Kelly consider getting back together.

Ed talks future
"The quantum potentiality is open. Many sets of future events are possible."
This page contains information about a future product.

This is the year of surprise for The Orville.Scott Grimes, on Season 2[2]
Season 2 is the current season of The Orville on Fox. According to an official press release, Ed and Kelly's relationship "will take a new turn, while the crew of the USS Orville will meet never-before-seen aliens, face old adversaries the Krill, make first contact with a new civilization and revisit the planet Moclus."[3]

The Orville was renewed for a second season in November of 2017 and premiered on December 30, 2018, shifting to a midseason (as opposed to a fall season) schedule.


First Look- Raising The Bar - Season 2 - THE ORVILLE

First Look- Raising The Bar - Season 2 - THE ORVILLE

On December 22, 2018, Fox publishes this "First Look" behind the scenes.

By the middle of Season 1, expectations were high, but not certain, that the show would be renewed. "They were talking about a second season by the end of filming the first," author Jeff Bond later said. The Orville had posted respectable ratings for the Thursday 9 p.m. broadcasting slot, Fox's highest since 2015. Bond, who had had unique access to the show during its first season production, observed:

They didn't have any idea how the show was going to be received.... Initially it got very poor reviews based on the pilot, and it ended up doing very well in the ratings because of [Sunday night] football. They moved it to Thursday nights and there was a sense of disaster because ratings went down, but then they went back up... and outperformed what people thought it would do.[4]
Helping The Orville's case, the state of California approved the show for $14.5 million in tax breaks for a second season.[5] On the other hand, The Orville ran high production costs. Each episode cost roughly $7 million to produce, more expensive than most of its competition, and the network had declined to order 13 more episodes for the Spring of 2018.[6]

On November 2, 2017, Fox announced that it had renewed the show for a second season, four days after Majority Rule aired, the second most-watched episode of the show overall.[7] Renewal came early in the year for The Orville, beating all Fox shows but The Simpsons. Some journalists were surprised that Fox chose to renew the series instead of ordering more episodes for the first season, but creator Seth MacFarlane had long said that he did not want a second half of the first season in order to keep the show's production values high. The budget was increased for Season 2, but the exact amount is unknown.[8]

Twelve days later, on November 14, Fox moved the originally-filmed twelfth episode of Season 1 to Season 2.[9] The company did not give a reason for its decision.

Trailers Edit

Fox released a three-minute Season 2 trailer on July 21, 2018 at that year's San Diego Comic-Con.
Comic-Con 2018 Official Trailer THE ORVILLE Season 2 THE ORVILLE

Comic-Con 2018 Official Trailer THE ORVILLE Season 2 THE ORVILLE

The first trailer released at the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con.

The trailer's serious tone was a remarkable departure from the 2017 May trailer, which portrayed the show as comedy-driven. Creator Seth MacFarlane was delighted: "I think the trailer that Fox has put together this year is awesome. They've knocked it out of the park. They've really captured the balance [of comedy and drama] perfectly. I think it's much more representational of what the show is than last year's."[10]

On October 27, a second trailer aired during commercials for the 2018 baseball World Series, a mix of new material and old footage revealed in the first trailer. On October 29, Fox released a third trailer. On December 20 and 21, Fox released "preview" videos entitled Preview: Welcome To The Galaxy and Preview: There's Nothing Like It.

2018-19 schedule Edit

Season 2 began on December 30, 2018, a Sunday night, on a midseason schedule, and after the premiere episode, the show reverted to its old Thursday night time slot.[11] Fox did not specify why it unexpectedly bumped the show to a midseason schedule although the studio did mention that the show would begin exactly after the conclusion of Thursday Night Football - a newly purchased property that had occupied The Orville's old Thursday night time slot during the fall.

Michael Cecchini, a journalist for Den of Geek who attended the Fox Upfronts, mollified fans not to be "fooled" by Fox moving The Orville to midseason, reporting that network leadership said the show is a "huge priority."[12] Within the studio, the extension came as a "huge relief" to the crew, according to visual effects producer Brooke Noska, as the team had much more time to complete post-production.[13]

Episode count Edit

Orville Season 2 poster

Season 2 promotional poster.

The second season includes the missing episode Primal Urges. The first season had 13 episodes but the twelfth was moved to the second season, meaning that the second season will have at least 14 new episodes in addition to one already-produced episode.

Whether the season will host 14 or 15 total episodes continues to be an open question. Originally, Fox purchased 13 new episodes. According to executive producers David A. Goodman and Brannon Braga and director Jon Cassar in a July 2018 table interview, Fox purchased an additional episode to bring the total to 15.[14] However, subsequent interviews with crew have consistently affirmed that only 13 episodes were shot for a total of 14 episodes for the season.[15][16]

The prevailing theory is that, based on comments from Scott Grimes,[16] the season will have 14 total episodes with a two-part episode toward the end that will constitute 15 episodes worth of footage.

According to MacFarlane, the low number of episodes is important to maintain the high quality of the show: "I'd rather do fewer episodes and have them be better content-wise than do 22 and have them be filler."[17]

Production Edit

Jon Cassar Season 2 filming

Filming of Season 2 began on February 26. Director and producer Jon Cassar published this photo of Captain Ed Mercer's office to his Instagram, the first image revealed of the set in the second season.

Going into Season 2, the crew was understandably nervous for the success of the show. "It’s scary going into a brand-new season," MacFarlane said. "Because you’ve just written an entire batch of episodes, presumably that you are proud of and that you feel good about, and then you have to do it all over again. In the back of your head, there’s always the scary thought, ‘Oh, s—t. We used up all the stories, and there are no more.’"[18]

Early development Edit

During writing production for Season 1 in 2016 through 2017, MacFarlane and the writing team completed 16 scripts, 13 of which were used in the first season and three set aside if the show was renewed. The show was indeed renewed, although one first season episode Primal Urges was moved to Season 2.

Jeff Bond, author of The World of the Orville, said that a story arc for Season 2 was already discussed by the close of the first. "I'm very interested because there's one character in particular that they had a plan for, what they were going to do with him for Season 2, and I'd love to see them do it; but I can't tell you what that plan is."[4]

At the conclusion of writing for the new season, "a couple" scripts were set aside for a possible Season 3.[19]

The cast and crew had their first joint meeting for the upcoming season on January 28.

Changes to the cast and crew Edit

Preview- There's Nothing Like It - Season 2 - THE ORVILLE

Preview- There's Nothing Like It - Season 2 - THE ORVILLE

On December 21, 2018, 20th Century Fox released its fifth teaser video for the season above.

On January 9, 2018, Jon Cassar, who directed the episode Krill, announced on Instagram that he had a "new job" as director and producer for the upcoming season.[20]

On February 12, a new series regular was announced for the show. Though the character's identity was not disclosed, it would be played by Jessica Szohr, best known for her role on Gossip Girl.[21] By piecing together a series of unintentionally leaked information, fans discovered that Szohr's character's name would be "Talla Keyali" or "Talla Kexali."[22]

Chris Johnson was hired on February 21 to play Cassius.[23][24] A month later, Adrianne Palicki (Kelly Grayson) noted that the arrival of the new characters will form a "rift" between Ed and Kelly, and they will "deal with it separately."[25]

On February 26, it was revealed that Joe Menosky, a writer for Star Trek: Discovery, had left the show and joined The Orville as writer and co-executive producer.[26] Menosky is perhaps best known for writing the episode "Darmok" for the show Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Throughout the season, famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson served as an informal science adviser to the show.[27]

Changes to sets Edit

Preview- New Missions, Epic Adventures - Season 2 - THE ORVILLE

Preview- New Missions, Epic Adventures - Season 2 - THE ORVILLE

A second trailer was released on October 27, 2018 during the World Series games.

Design and construction teams led by production designer Stephen J. Lineweaver and art director Robert Strohmaier built an armory for the ship, more ship hallways, and a classroom, all of which will be seen in this season.[28] New decals were added to the exteriors of Union shuttles.[29]

Filming Edit

Filming took place between February 26[30] and October 15, 2018,[31] although second unit filming continued after.[32]

After filming of the sixth episode concluded on May 11, the cast and crew took a several weeks-long break.[33] The purpose of the break was to give the effects team time to edit the shot footage while others could prepare for the next five episodes, followed by another break for the remaining episodes.[13] Season 1 had no breaks, and the effects team found themselves pressed against time to finish editing.[13] A second break took place at the end of July.

As they had done in Season 1, the cast and crew celebrated with a wrap party on October 13. This time, the party was held at The Highlight Room in Los Angeles, California, which featured a disc jockey, MacFarlane singing "Fly Me to the Moon,"[34] and a novelty portrait room that made a three-dimensional photograph of people with the Orville.[35] MacFarlane gifted members of the production crew with personalized Orville bottles of Tennessee bourbon or embroidered throw pillows.[36] Editors showed outtake montages of the cast, which Mark Jackson (Isaac) said is probably too offensive to release publicly.[37]

After the final day of shooting, the footage entered post-production and the main cast returned to their daily lives. "It feels so surreal. It's been a wonderful journey," Penny Johnson Jerald (Claire Finn) told her fans. "I can't wait for you guys to see what we have in store."[38]

Post-production Edit

Preview- The Crew Is Back - Season 2 - THE ORVILLE

Preview- The Crew Is Back - Season 2 - THE ORVILLE

The third trailer premiered online on October 29.

The second season represents a significant increase over the first in the amount of edited footage. The first season represented over 4,000 visual effects shots, and the second is expected to double that number.[39]

After November, editors worked on the footage in MacFarlane's studio in New York City, New York so that he could shoot a short film while monitoring the edits as well.[16]

Transition to JAZ Pods Edit

Throughout 2018, Fox explored the idea to reduce the number of commercials during television programs by 40 percent. By early June, the proposal caught MacFarlane's attention, who wanted more air time per episode of The Orville. The two entered talks to test "JAZ Pod" commercials, an industry name for one-minute commercials that would split the episode into more breaks but greatly increase the amount of episode time.[40]

By early August, MacFarlane and Fox agreed to use the JAZ Pod format for Season 2. Editor Scott Powell reported that the switch adds five minutes more air time per episode.[41] MacFarlane was elated: "We're part of this new, experimental program that creates a different balance between ad time and programming time, ... [which] allows you to let things breathe in a way that streaming shows are able to do. … That’s been a big boon for our storytelling process."[8]

Preparing to air Edit

Seth MacFarlane Smoked Weed with His Parents

Seth MacFarlane Smoked Weed with His Parents

Seth appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! with a completely new sneak preview of the season.

On January 4, TVGuide reported that the show will not air in 2018.[17] The bit of misreporting earned the attention of even the showrunner, MacFarlane, who published a correction via Twitter that show would air later in the year as originally planned.[42] A finalized premiere date was announced in mid-May that The Orville would return on December 30.[11]

Cast and crew continued to interview sporadically through the winter until filming began in late February. The first major public appearance was March 17, when the main cast, Coleman, Braga, Goodman, and Clark returned to PaleyFest for a panel discussion of the show.[43] The panel reflected over Season 1 and teased the crowd with snippets of Season 2 information.

That same day, Fox quietly hosted a sneak-peak look at Season 2 production for members of the Television Academy.[44] Little is known of that event but some details have since surfaced through promotional items.

After shooting concluded in late November, the actors and workers behind the show returned to interview. Perhaps the most notable appearance was by MacFarlane on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on December 18 where a new clip from the next season aired for the first time. "We go deep this season," Jerald promised. "We hit on some issues that people are afraid to touch."[45]

Leaks Edit

From a production standpoint, inadvertently leaked information sparked a change in policy while filming. In an interview with the Planetary Union Network, editor Tom Costantino said a "very gentle hammer" came down on the crew who posted pictures to their social network.[46] Unlike Season 1, in which the show operated in relative obscurity, "now there's at least a couple people checking our [social network] feeds. ... Now we have to be careful."[46]

2018 San Diego Comic-Con Edit

Orville Season 2

The first of two official promotional posters released for the season, this one came on for the San Diego Comic-Con.

The cast and crew returned to the San Diego Comic-Con on July 21, exuding a new confidence in the show that was not there in 2017. The hosted a panel question-and-answer session, signings, live-streamed interviews, giveaways of merchandise and props from the show, and a Season 2 trailer reveal. Show props given away include a PM-44, a latchkum, a Union comscanner, and several skulls signed by the main cast.[47]

MacFarlane said that Ed and Kelly's relationship would play a part in the season but not be its focus.[10] Actors teased that the Orville would visit at least three new planets.[48]

Cancelled 2018 New York Comic-Con Edit

While the cast had long been scheduled to return to New York's Comic-Con in early October (they had attended in 2017), the host unexpectedly announced on September 28 that the show would not make an appearance and the panel was cancelled. New York Comic-Con cited only to a "scheduling conflict," much to the dismay of fans.[49] Editor and associate producer Tom Costantino clarified that the cast and crew needed to shoot, and could not afford to push filming back any later.[50]

Season premiere Edit

Days before the release of Ja'loja, the crew expressed their jitters. "We spend an entire year working on this,” MacFarlane confessed. “You get anxious to get some feedback, because you’re really working in a vacuum up to that point... We always joke on the set that it’s an impossible show to complete on a network schedule and budget, yet somehow, we do it. We’ll be in post-production right up to the wire, trying to get all the stuff done."[51]

Episodes Edit

Season 2 set

Setting up the Bridge for filming during Season 2.

Towards the end of [the season] the scripts get more ambitious. They'll be fun to watch; they'll be Hell to make. New species. Lots of eye candy. Lots of layered storytelling.Tom Costantino[52]
In several interviews with TVGuide on March 19, the actors of the show left several clues about the upcoming season. Macon confirmed that the show will "prove or disprove" whether Bortus can sing (referring to the opening of Cupid's Dagger, where Bortus nearly sings "My Heart Will Go On" before being cut short by Admiral Halsey).[53]

That same day, in interviews with Rotten Tomatoes, Palicki mentioned that the season will increasingly examine specie-ism and a special friendship will be forged between Claire Finn and Kelly.[25] Macon promised that Season 2 will further develop the story arcs of the family.[54]
Preview- Welcome To The Galaxy - Season 2 - THE ORVILLE

Preview- Welcome To The Galaxy - Season 2 - THE ORVILLE

On December 20, Fox released a new video featuring both old and never-before-seen content.

Strange Alien Cassar Jon Episode 206

On May 8, director Jon Cassar published this image to Instagram from shooting Episode 206.

Episode 208 Edit

The main cast gathered for a table read of episode 208 on or around June 8.[55] It is written by MacFarlane and directed by Cassar.[55] Stephen Blackehart will appear as Krill Second Officer;[56] Wener and Tanner reprise their roles as Ty and Marcus Finn respectively.[n 1]

Unsorted episodes Edit

MacFarlane has confirmed that Isaac's background will appear in greater detail in Season 2: "We will learn more about Isaac's people. There's a whole story that's already been written that examines the origins of Isaac's people;" and later, "Next season, we are going to deal with Isaac a little bit, and we have a very clear idea of what we want him to be."[57]

In a December 20, 2017, interview with the Planetary Union Network podcast, Wardrobe designer Joseph Porro hinted that one particular episode of Season 2 would feature a great many aliens, far more than seen in any episode of Season 1, and described it as "eye candy."[58]

Rena Owen, who played Heveena (Gondus Elden) in About a Girl, said she may return to do another episode this season.[59]

Fayette alluded to a spaceship to appear in the season that is particularly stunning, calling it the "Season 2 ship."[13]

Strohmaier mentioned that an upcoming episode will involve an underground bunker, the filming set of which was constructed in the Orville's Shuttle Bay.

On June 26, it was announced that Jonathan Frakes, who directed the first season episode Pria, would return to direct an episode for this season.[60]

On July 3, Cassar revealed that actor and director Carlos Bernard would make a guest appearance as either a Union captain or commander.[61]

On July 11, E85 Artist Management announced that their client, Regi Davis, would guest star.[62]

On July 26, actress Marina Sirtis published a photo to her Instagram of herself with Frakes and MacFarlane. The next day, TrekMovie independently confirmed that Sirtis would be guest starring. In the same article, TrekMovie confirmed that Tim Russ will join as well.[63]

Grimes said that one episode will revolve around Gordon Malloy and the Environmental Simulator.[64]

On August 4, Frakes announced that F. Murray Abraham will join as a Union admiral, Tony Todd as a Moclan, and Ron Canada to return as Admiral Tucker.[65]

On August 13, MacFarlane revealed that Rebecca Rodriguez started directing an episode.[66]

In a September 9 interview, actor Emerson Brooks revealed he will play an alien military commander on the show.[67]

In one of the most substantive teasers in months, Goodman said in a December interview:

  • Claire has "a great emotional arc this season."[68]
  • New surprise, high profile guest stars, including "a great voiceover star later in the season."[68]
  • Audiences will see new humanoid and non-humanoid species, learn more about Isaac, see "a lot more of [Moclan] culture;" and "the stories that we've come up with involving those species are compelling and exciting."[68]

As the season premiere air date neared, Mark Jackson told fans "[t]his is a big season for Isaac, and we do go to his home planet for the first time. What is incredible about Seth’s writing is that what you think Kaylon’s history will be is exactly what he doesn’t give you. Seth writes some big ideas, and it goes a huge way to coloring in Isaac’s character arc. I was very pleasantly shocked at what happens."[69]

On December 23, Grimes confirmed there will be a two-part episode at the end of the season that would be "reminiscent of time-travel that will blow your mind ... where maybe everyone hasn't met everyone yet"[16] and later said the episode would involve Ed and Gordon.[70] Science consultant André Bormanis said the writing staff is interested in a time-travel episode, but the problem is that almost every possible time-travel story has been written. "It's hard to find a really good original time travel story," he said. "You have to find a new approach to it that hasn't been done on other science fiction shows, and that's pretty much an impossible task at this point."[71]

On January 2, 2019, Palicki said that two episodes comprise a major story arc for her character that form "kind of a two-parter." She added: "It was one of the hardest acting experiences of my life but really fun, and hopefully people love it as much as they loved that episode last year. And no, I can’t tell you about it." She said the second-to-last episode is her favorite of Season 2 "because it was such a challenge," but also an episode within the first four where Kelly gets to do a lot of action, adding "and you know how I love action."[72]

On January 10, Grimes revealed that "I do have an episode coming up where I get into a relationship with a girl, but it’s a simulated relationship. It’s not like Bortus’ porn addiction, but it’s a person that Gordon meets, who lived a long, long time ago, so she has to be simulated now."[70] The same day, Jackson said that a two-part episode will explore the Kaylon. "I actually wrote an email to the writers after we wrap just saying thank you for giving Isaac so many brilliant things this season," he recalled. "He goes on so many arcs and has so much action and gets to save the day a lot."[73]

On January 14, director Jon Cassar promised "a great Yaphit episode coming up."[74]

Composer Joel McNeely stated on January 20 that he was writing an episode score that would include 90 instruments (as opposed to the show's standard 75-80) to give it an "epic" feel, and will take five weeks to compose (instead of the average of three). "It's got a ton of music in it; a big episode. ... It's got extra-special scenes and needs. ... Seth really wanted to bring a real feature-film sensibility to the score."[75]

List of episodes Edit

List of episodes
Count Season Episode ID Code Title Airdate Ratings[76] Notes
013 02 01 S02E01 1LAB14 Ja'loja Dec. 30, 2018 1.52/5.683 Season 2 premiere.
As the Orville heads towards Moclus for Bortus’ special once-a-year ceremony, Ed discovers Kelly has moved on and has started dating. Meanwhile, Gordon asks for John’s help in getting game, and Claire turns to Isaac for parenting advice.
014 02 02 S02E02; S01E12 (former) 1LAB12 Primal Urges Jan. 3, 2019 0.63/2.821 Return to Thursday night schedule. Twelfth series production episode. Originally Season 1, Episode 12.
Ed and the crew race to save a small group of survivors on a planet about to be destroyed by its sun, while Bortus and Klyden start marriage counseling after Bortus’s obsession with the ship’s Environmental Simulator gets out of hand.
015 02 03 S02E03 1LAB15 Home Jan. 10, 2019 0.74/3.063 Departure of Alara Kitan (Halston Sage).
Ed, Gordon, and Alara visit Alara's home planet of Xelaya.
016 02 04 S02E04 1LAB16 Nothing Left on Earth Excepting Fishes Jan. 17, 2019 0.73/3.012
Ed finds himself behind enemy lines when he crash-lands on a mysterious planet. Meanwhile, Kelly questions why Gordon wants to take the Command Test.
017 02 05 S02E05 1LAB17 All the World is Birthday Cake Jan. 24, 2019 - Introduction of Talla Keyali (Jessica Szohr).
The Orville makes first contact and a new crewmember joins the ship.
018 02 06 S02E06 1LAB18 A Happy Refrain Jan. 31, 2019 -
The Orville crew is surprised when Claire's personal life takes an unexpected turn, and Gordon makes an unusual grooming suggestion to Bortus.
019 02 07 S02E07 1LAB19 Deflectors Feb. 14, 2019 -
A renowned engineer joins the Orville, but he hides a shameful secret. Meanwhile, Kelly breaks up with Cassius.
020 02 08 S02E08 1LAB20 Identity, Pt. 1 Feb. 21, 2019 -
021 02 09 S02E09 1LAB21 Identity, Pt. 2 Feb. 28, 2019 -
022 02 10 S02E10 1LAB22 Blood of Patriots March 7, 2019 -
023 02 11 S02E11 1LAB23 Lasting Impressions March 14, 2019 -
024 02 12 S02E12 1LAB24 Sanctuary March 21, 2019 -
025 02 13 S02E13 1LAB25 Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow March 28, 2019 -
026 02 14 S02E14 1LAB26 The Road Not Taken April 4, 2019 -

See also Edit

See alsoEdit

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