Adrienne Palicki The Orville

The second season of ‘The Orville’ is set to return soon, and it sounds like something big is waiting for fans!

In a recent interview, Adrianne Palicki, who plays Kelly Grayson in the show, promised new and bigger adventures and even more drama! Palicki said:

“Season 1 of every show, you’re kind of just figuring it out, right? We were all so happy that it worked so well in the first place. [In Season 2] the journeys are bigger and more intense. This year it genuinely feels like we’re making mini-movies per episode, and the quality is a little different.”

Palicki isn’t the first to describe Season Two favorably. Series creator and star Seth MacFarlane appeared at San-Diego Comic-Con and mentioned that his show has “found its footing” for the upcoming season.

Earlier this year it was revealed that a huge reunion will take place during the second season of ‘The Orville.’ Leighton Meester and Jessica Szohr of ‘Gossip Girl’ fame will play an undisclosed role in the storyline. Szohr is listed a series regular, with Meester acting as a guest star.

The second season of ‘The Orville’ premieres December 30. Following the first episode, the series can be seen in the new year starting Thursday, January 3 at 9 p.m. ET on Fox.

From Emmy Award-winning executive producer and creator Seth MacFarlane, ‘The Orville’ is a
live-action, one-hour space adventure series set 400 years in the future that follows The Orville,
a mid-level exploratory spaceship. Its crew, both human and alien, face the wonders and dangers
of outer space, while also dealing with the familiar, often humorous problems of everyday life. The
ensemble series stars MacFarlane as the ship’s Commanding Officer, Ed Mercer, and Adrianne
Palicki (‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,’ ‘Friday Night Lights’) as his ex-wife, Kelly Grayson, who’s
assigned as his First Officer. Additional cast members include Penny Johnson Jerald as Dr. Claire
Finn (’24,’ ‘The Larry Sanders Show’), Scott Grimes as Gordon Malloy (‘ER,’ ‘Justified’), Peter Macon
as Bortus (‘Shameless,’ ‘Bosch’), Halston Sage as Alara Kitan (‘Neighbors,’ ‘Goosebumps’), J. Lee as
John LaMarr (‘Family Guy,’ ‘The Cleveland Show’), Mark Jackson as Isaac (‘That Royal Today’) and
Chad L. Coleman as Klyden (‘The Walking Dead,’ ‘The Wire’).