We’ve just learned that the crew of ‘The Orville‘ is expanding for the second season as Jessica Szohr (‘Gossip Girl’,’Twin Peaks: The Return’) has joined the cast. It isn’t clear as to what her role will be as of yet past being a new crew member of everyone’s favorite spaceship which is set to explore for new life and new civilizations while boldly going where a different franchise has gone before – just with more humor.
This love letter to ‘Star Trek: The Original Series’ and beyond stars Seth MacFarlane and Adrianne Palicki as those in charge of ‘The Orville.’ To make things interesting, the duo who play Ed and Kelly were able to reconcile their differences and a quick thought has Szohr’s character being a wrench in the plans for these star-crossed lovers. While we don’t know if this will evolve into a love triangle of sorts, it seems like something MacFarlane might do.
The series is set to return for its sophomore season later this year, but not at the Fall launch that the first season had taken off in. However, with an average of 4.3 million viewers a week and a demo rating at 1.3, it is no wonder that we’ll be seeing more this time around. I don’t just mean a second season of the series either as we already know that the next run will 14 or more episodes compared to the 12 of the first season.
I’m just happy that they scrapped the potential ‘Family Guy’ crossover. I was thinking that it wouldn’t go anywhere but the rumor that they had pitched such a crossover was just a bad idea.
Are you looking forward to the second season of ‘The Orville? Who do you think Jessica Szohr’s character might be? Will this evolve into complications to add more drama with Ed and Kelly’s reconciliation? Share your thoughts below!
Source: TV Line.