‘The Orville’ A New Outer Space Comedy Coming Soon
There are a ton of Science Fiction shows out there. Over the years there has been Babylon 5, Firefly, Farscape and many different iterations of Star Trek. Yet there hasn’t been a show like The Orville before. Well this fall Fox plans on changing that. The first trailer is online and here is what it tells us of this new show.
You can read the plot for The Orville here:
Down on his luck after a bitter divorce, Planetary Union officer Ed Mercer (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, “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,”). 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.
The Orville looks a tad silly, but that may be a good thing. The last really good outer space comedy we have seen was Galaxy Quest. This new show looks like it wants to follow that formula, and maybe it will be able to pull it off. It has plenty of comedy, some cool special effects and a pretty good cast. This is a show this writer may have to check out when it comes out. If you want to learn more about The Orville click on this website.