Happy Thursday, ‘Orville’ fans! FOX just released three new sneak peek videos for Season Two of the space dramedy. Season Two premiered on Sunday with staggering viewership numbers. 4.75 million people tuned in, making the episode ‘The Orville’s’ best since the second episode of the first season.
The next episode of season two is titled ‘Primal Urges,’ and will air in show’s regular Thursday time slot. Here’s an official synopsis for the episode:
“Ed and the crew discover shocking news about a planet close to being destroyed by its sun. Meanwhile, Bortus’ struggle with a 25th century addiction causes a crisis in his marriage to Klyden.”
FOX also revealed a synopsis for more of the storylines fans can expect:
“In Season Two, ED (MacFarlane) and KELLY’s (Adrianne Palicki) relationship will take a new turn, while the ship’s crew will meet never-before-seen aliens, face old adversaries the Krill, make first contact with a new civilization and revisit the planet Moclus.”
The next season of ‘The Orville’ will also bring new characters and guest stars. Jessica Szohr is set to make an appearance as a new series regular and Chris Johnson will join the cast in a recurring role. ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ star and director Jonathan Frakes is also coming on board.
Speaking at a convention, Frakes compared ‘The Orville’ to ‘Star Trek: Discovery,’ saying:
“The ‘Star Trek’ that we have has really found its voice, and ‘Discovery’ has really found its voice. And ‘The Orville’ has filled in a void. For a lot of people, ‘The Orville’ is their new ‘Star Trek’ because it does tell stories like [‘The Next Generation’], and it’s got wild humor in it.”
He continued, saying:
“[Seth MacFarlane] clearly wanted [‘The Orville’] to look like [‘The Next Generation’]. So, he hired the cinematographer [Marvin Rush] and the camera operator, and Brannon Braga, who wrote ‘First Contact’ among other things that are fabulous. Robbie Duncan McNeill, one of our wonderful directors from ‘Voyager,’ James Conway, who directed a bunch of great ‘Next Gen’ episodes; he hired me. He filled the room with ‘Next Gen’ people so that the show would look and feel like it. I think he did it.”
Don’t miss the next episode of ‘The Orville’ and the rest of season two as it airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET on FOX!