The Orville will not be coming back until December much to fans’ dismay, but that doesn’t mean Fox left them empty handed at San Diego Comic-Con.
Fox showed a preview of season two after last season’s conclusion last December. While season one didn’t end on an epic cliffhanger like the franchise it was parodying in Star Trek, perhaps it does appear refreshing there won’t be any dramatic changes, more of the same fun as the Seth MacFarlane series enters its sophomore season.
The trailer opens with a shot of the top side of the Orville with Captain Ed Mercer (MacFarlane) narrating the importance of exploration in a banquet before revealing his “brilliance” to his first officer, Commander Kelly Grayson (Adrianne Palicki) to be plagiarized from multiple sources before cutting to quick shots of the crew individually before a group shot.
The action then cuts to proceed for first contact before the ship experiences problems. We then see Lt. Alara Kitan (Halston Sage) in an arm wrestling match with ship’s android Isaac (Mark Jackson) before seeing various shots of ship confrontations and battles.
We also get some brief interactions among the crew like when Grayson tries to get a reluctant Lt. Commander Boris (Peter Macon) to participate in his birthday party. There are away missions involving Mercer in the woods, Grayson and Bortis as prisoners, and multiple quick shots of the crew in action surviving peril and persevering.
The Orville stars MacFarlane, Palicki, Sage, Macon, Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Grimes, Jackson and J. Lee and returns to Fox on December 30.
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