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ZariusTwo 07-29-2016 12:46 PM

The Orville

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. alumna Adrianne Palicki is set as the female lead opposite Seth MacFarlane in his 13-episode straight-to-series hourlong comedic drama for Fox. Also cast in the project is longtime MacFarlane voice actor Scott Grimes.

Set 300 years in the future, the untitled show — MacFarlane’s first live-action TV series — follows the adventures of the Orville, a not-so-top-of-the-line exploratory ship in Earth’s interstellar fleet. Facing cosmic challenges from without and within, this motley crew of space explorers will boldly go where no comedic drama has gone before.

MacFarlane plays Ed, captain of Orville. Palicki plays Kelly Grayson, Ed’s ex-wife and the newly appointed First Officer of the Orville. Grimes plays Gordon, Ed’s best friend whom he hires to pilot the Orville.

Palicki is coming off a two-season stint on ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, where she played fan favorite Bobbi Morse. Along with Nick Blood, she also toplined the spinoff pilot Marvel’s Most Wanted this past season. In features, she recently co-starred in John Wick. The Friday Night Lights alumna is repped by WME, Anonymous Content and attorney David Fox.

Grimes has been acting alongside MacFarlane for more than a decade on MacFarlane’s animated comedy American Dad, where Grimes is a main cast member, voicing the son of MacFarlane’s Stan. Grimes also has done voice work on MacFarlane’s flagship animated comedy Family Guy. Grimes, who recurred on Justified, is repped by Abrams and Industry Entertainment.

Autbot_Benz 10-06-2017 12:46 AM

Loving The Orville so far its more Star Trek than Discovery is. Its Seth's Love Letter to TNG

plastroncafe 10-06-2017 07:31 AM

I am legitimately shocked by how much I'm enjoying this show.

Vegita-San 10-06-2017 07:34 AM

wow. posted a year ago, and hardly any activity. guess folks where not expecting much.

except for a few badly placed jokes that ruined the drama, and action pacing in the pilot, i rather quite enjoyed it. i'm waiting for this ones first season to be done before I delve into it.

seeing as how it's on fox, and they screwed over sleepy hollow, i'm not hoping for a happy ending with this series.

But yes, it DOES feel ten times more like trek than that drek discovery...with a far more interesting set of characters.

And it's odd to say that, since brannon braga is on this series half of the crew that helped ruin modern trek after a bit of trek burnout.

MsMarvelDuckie 10-06-2017 07:35 AM

Same here! It reminds me of a slightly more serious (relatively speaking) "Galaxy Quest" style spoof. Plenty of Trek flavor but more easy-going. Only quibble is the ship design. The back end looks weird. Love the shark-like look of the front half- just can't quite get that odd engine configuration.

Leofan26 10-07-2017 12:05 PM

Woops, wish this guy luck with the ratings, The Cleveland show got cancelled after how many seasons?

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