FOX's The Orville — Trailer

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added: Mon, May 15th '17

Seth MacFarlane taps into his inner Captain Kirk as he gets to live out his childhood dream, "to serve on an exploratory vessel," for his new live-action FOX show.

Check out the first look trailer for MacFarlane's new Star Trek-esque comedy series that follows the wild space adventures of the U.S.S. Orville, a futuristic spaceship where newly appointed Captain Ed Mercer (played by MacFarlane) is tasked with his first ever planetary mission: to deliver supplies to a distant space station. But what started out as a routine assignment quickly spirals into a daring operation to save the universe.

The pilot episode is directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man, The Jungle Book), who is also on board as an executive producer.

In addition to MacFarlane, the cast also includes Adrianne Palicki, Halston Sage, Scott Grimes, Penny Johnson Jerald, Peter Macon, Mark Jackson, and J. Lee with special appearances by Victor Garber and comedian Norm Macdonald as the voice of a gelatinous alien creature.

"The Orville" premieres September 10th on FOX.

synopsis:
From Emmy Award-winning executive producer and creator Seth MacFarlane and directed by Jon Favreau, 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).

As the new commander, Ed assembles a qualified, but eccentric crew, including his best friend, GORDON MALLOY (Scott Grimes), who has problems with authority, but is the best helmsman in the fleet; DR. CLAIRE FINN (Penny Johnson Jerald), one of the Union's most accomplished physicians; BORTUS (Peter Macon), an alien from a single-sex species; ISAAC (Mark Jackson), an artificial life-form from a machine society that thinks biological life-forms are inferior; navigator JOHN LAMARR (J. Lee), whose casual humor cuts through even the most dire situations; ALARA KITAN (Halston Sage), 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.

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.

 

directed by   Jon Favreau (pilot episode)

starring   Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Halston Sage, Scott Grimes, Penny Johnson Jerald, Peter Macon, Mark Jackson, J. Lee, Victor Garber, Norm Macdonald

release date   September 10, 2017 (on FOX)

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