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Cast & Crew
Captain Ed Mercer
Commander Kelly Grayson
Dr. Claire Finn
Lieutenant Gordon Malloy
Lieutenant Commander Bortus
Chief Security Officer Alara Kitan
Lieutenant John Lamarr
Lieutenant Talla Keyali
Lt. Janel Gillis
News & Interviews for The Orville: Season 2
[It] may not want to be a space spoof, but if it's able to fully evolve into a character-driven dramedy that just happens to be set in space, then that's adding something unique to the genre. And that could make "The Orville" a show worth watching.
Season 2 is occasionally a bumpy ride for its changes in story and pacing, but it's well worth the journey.
When The Orville dials down the goofy comedy, it can hold its own with any of the more traditional science fiction properties out there.
Last night, I was emotionally moved by an episode about a character's pornography addiction-a concept so ridiculous that only some likeable characters and impeccable writing can pull off.
An understated, character-driven second season premiere that functions more like a day-in-the-life starship story than anything involving aliens or galactic peril.
There is a sensitivity, skill and structural balance at work here which demonstrates what continues to make The Orville so special.
A surprising follow up to a Season 1 storyline... It's also welcoming, and another point of evidence that Seth McFarlane's Fox series is more than a parody of Star Trek.
The Orville decided to play it safe rather than deliver some edgy material in its second season premiere.
Goofy, busy, and with a juvenile bent, but ultimately enjoyable.
If the season 2 premiere of The Orville is any indication... [the show] has found its footing and maybe its identity in telling smaller, more character-driven stories, that better serve its sometimes confounding mix of sincerity and irreverence.
Audience Reviews for The Orville: Season 2
Mar 01, 2021More truly Star Trek than any of the recent so called Star Trek shows or movies. If you loved The Next Generation, Voyager, or Deep Space Nine - you'll enjoy the Orville.
Feb 23, 2021Everything I loved about season 1 but better. Has one of the best sad episodes ever.
Feb 06, 2021Loved season 1 and season 2 continues to help me get over Star Trek Discovery.
Jan 25, 2021Featuring a notably more compelling central narrative and greater emphasis on character development, Season 2 takes the solid foundation of Season 1 and escalates in almost every way. Like the first Season, the episodes are hardly of equal quality and at times I feel like some of the episodes are in the wrong order, but the content of this Second Season is a very strong indicator that Comedy and Legitimate Sci-Fi can be fused successfully, allowing for an often light tone, but telling a few stories that are intense, or even really quite sad (Home and Lasting Impressions being highly emotional at the end, especially the latter). Seth MacFarlane had mentioned before the Season 2 release that he was going to concentrate more on the Sci-Fi and Storytelling than Season 1, and lowering the Comedy, and honestly I think it was a gamble that paid off, as overall, Season 2 is notably superior to Season 1. After Season 1, I anticipated Season 2 because I loved the characters and the world, but now I anticipate Season 3 because I really, really want to know how this story now unfolds!
Jan 25, 2021Really love the series. Looking forward to the new season
Jan 24, 2021Honestly, I loved this show from the beginning, but it is obvious that the they were trying to find their tone and by season two, they've managed to make something terrific. Unlike most of the current sci-fi spinoffs, this show actually has a love for its predecessors and it is evident in the thoughtful scripts. There is still humor (that actually works), but also the characters are given the chance to be human and believable. The connections between characters actually feels real and the show isn't afraid to turn on the lights and let characters have ship-based episodes rather than constantly flinging themselves around distant space and time chasing some epic battle scene. I also appreciate the lack of torture scenes (former Alara episode notwithstanding). Our entire family enjoys this show and it is extraordinarily re-watchable, just like the classic Sci-fi series it takes its inspiration from. I absolutely love it and hope they are able to bounce back after Covid threw wrenches in filming season three. I hope that they manage to preserve the tone and continue to tell interpersonal stories, and that they can continue for many more seasons...
Jan 22, 2021Just keeps better and better. The 1st season was really good, the 2nd season feels like they got there formula for a great episode.
Jan 17, 2021They are moving in a much better direction and not just copying the original series. One star removed for the jokes not being more seamless. Still chuckled a few times though. Keep up the good work.
Jan 10, 2021The Orville is a comedy version of Star Trek. It's very funny, but it doesn't only have jokes. It also deals with serious, real-world topics in a mature way.
Dec 22, 2020Seth MacFarlane as the captain is the only big misfire but when you put this much effort into plagiarising a show you love, I guess you earn the right to roleplay as captain.