the orville

Earlier this summer, we learned that Seth MacFarlane of ‘Family Guy’ and ‘Ted’ fame would be venturing into a new frontier with an all-new live-action sci-fi series titled ‘The Orville’. But before the hour-long show that looks to be a mix of ‘Galaxy Quest’ and ‘The Office’ hits Fox this fall, the ship made a stop at San Diego Comic-Con with the latest trailer.

After the major announcements that Jeffrey Tambor and Charlize Theron would guest star in the show’s first season, the network released a new preview for the next outlet for Emmy winner MacFarlane’s unique brand of comedy during the annual pop culture gathering. Showing off more practical effects, workplace humor, and the keen cinematic touches of director and SDCC favorite Jon Favreau, the brief preview has plenty to be excited about if you’re looking forward to checking this show out. You can watch the trailer below, followed by the official synopsis:

‘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.

Down on his luck after a bitter divorce, Planetary Union officer Ed Mercer (Seth 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).

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.


What do you think about the latest trailer for ‘The Orville’? Will you be tuning in this fall to see what Seth MacFarlane has to offer in space? Sound off in the comments.

‘The Orville’ starring Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Scott Grimes, Penny Johnson Jerald, Peter Macon, Mark Jackson, J. Lee, Halston Sage, Chad Coleman, and Norm Macdonald debuts on Fox on Sunday, September 10, 2017.