The Orville

The Orville” is an American science fiction comedy-drama television series created by and starring Seth MacFarlane as series protagonist Ed Mercer, an officer in the Planetary Union’s line of exploratory space vessels in the 25th century. The show is inspired primarily by the original Star Trek and its Next Generation successor, both of which it heavily parodies and pays homage to.

The Orville” premiered on September 10, 2017, and ran for two seasons on Fox. A third season has begun on Hulu on June 2, 2022, subtitled “The Orville: New Horizons“.

  • Genre: Science fiction, Action-adventure, Comedy-drama, Workplace comedy
  • Created by: Seth MacFarlane
  • Network/Platform: Fox (seasons 1-2), Hulu (season3), Disney+ (season 3)
  • Release Date: September 10, 2017
  • Running Time: 43~48 minutes (seasons 1-2), 60~75 minutes (season 3)
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Original Language: English
  • No. of seasons: 3
  • No. of episodes: 36
The Orville



The Orville” is set on the titular spacecraft: USS Orville (ECV-197), a mid-level exploratory vessel in the Planetary Union, a 25th-century interstellar alliance of Earth and many other planets. The show consists of adventures encountered by the ship’s crew, usually involving planet exploration and visits to various parts of the galaxy.




  • Seth MacFarlane as Ed Mercer
  • Adrianne Palicki as Kelly Grayson
  • Penny Johnson Jerald as Claire Finn
  • Scott Grimes as Gordon Malloy
  • Peter Macon as Bortus
  • J. Lee as John LaMarr
  • Mark Jackson as Isaac
  • Jessica Szohr as Talla Keyali (from season 2)
  • Anne Winters as Charly Burke (season 3)


  • Halston Sage as Alara Kitan (seasons 1–2, Special Guest Star after “Home”)


SeasonEpisodesFirst ReleasedLast ReleasedNetwork / Platform
112September 10, 2017December 7, 2017Fox
214December 30, 2018April 25, 2019Fox
310June 2, 2022August 4, 2022Hulu (USA)
Disney+ (International)

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