The first trailer for Seth MacFarlane’s sci-fi comedy series The Orville has landed. There’s been no shortage of Star Trek spoofs and parodies; some are ushered into the history books (Spaceballs, Galaxy Quest), and others are instantly forgotten. It remains unclear which one of those categories MacFarlane’s show will fall into, but this first trailer does look promising.
Also starring Adrianne Palicki, Scott Grimes, Penny Johnson Jerald with Victor Garber and featuring the voice of Norm MacDonald. The Orville should be arriving on UK screens later this year, check out the trailer below.
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.