Plot: The Orville is a live-action, one-hour space adventure series set 400 years in the future that follows The Orville, a mid-level exploratory spaceship. Its crew, both human and alien, face the wonders and dangers of outer space, while also dealing with the familiar, often humorous problems of everyday life. ( )


Creator: Seth MacFarlane

Episode Runtime: 60 minutes 

Network: FOX

Distributors:  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

On TV: 2017 –


Jon Favreau
Robert Duncan McNeill
Brannon Braga
James L. Conway
Jonathan Frakes
Jon Cassar
Tucker Gates
Seth MacFarlane
Jamie Babbit
Jon Cassar
Kelly Cronin
Kevin Hooks

Seth MacFarlane
Mark Jackson

Co-executive producer / line producer – Howard Griffith
Executive producer – Seth MacFarlane

Sound utility – Ethan Biggers
Boom operator – Tom Caton
Adr mixer – Matt Hovland
Utility sound – Cara Kovach
Sound – Richard S. Steele (Designer)
Sound mixer – David Wyman

Head of music preparation – Mark Graham
Music preparation – Victor Pesavento
Music librarian – Joe Zimmerman
Music contractor – Gina Zimmitti

Kramer Morgenthau

Editor – Shon Hedges

Digital data conformist – Valance Eisleben
Digital color timer – Mike Sowa

Makeup artist – Cary Ayers (KNB EFX Group / additional makeup artist)
Makeup artist – Carlton Coleman (KNB EFX group / makeup artist: KNB EFX Group)
Makeup artist – Karen Iverson

Costume designer – Joseph A. Porro

Key specialty costumes – Douglas J. Stewart
Costume illustrator – Luca Nemolato
Assistant costume designer – Ashley Heathcock
Costume supervisor – Matt Chase

Art director – Bryan Felty

Buyer – Linda Herrera
Blacksmith – Tony Swatton
Assistant art director – Glen Hall
Sculptor – Todd Rex
Set decoration assistant – Victoria Tam
Art deptartment pa – Alex Maynard
Concept artist – Joshua Min

Special effects

Special effects – Ryan D. Compton

Visual effects

Futurist – Taylor Faulkinberry
Digital compositor – Duncan Key
Visual effects production manager – Adam Pere

Stunt performer / stunts – Tim James
Stunt double – Tim Soergel (Seth MacFarlane / stunt performer)
Stunt double – Johnny Alexander (Peter Macon / pre-viz stunts)
Stunt actor – Alina Andrei (Krill Soldier / stunts: fight previz)
Krill soldier #4 / stunt performer krill – Justin Eaton
Stunt performer – Antal Kalik
Stunt performer / stunts – Torrey Vogel

Chief lighting technician – Stephan Dalyai
Fixtures technician – Michael S. Beckman
Rigging gaffer – Brian Dennis
LED fixtures – Kevin Tiesiera
Lighting console programmer / lighting console programmer – Cody Jake Banks (Additional photography)

Assistant director

Second assistant director – Stephanie Tull
Dga trainee – Jordan Rader
First assistant director – Jason Roberts
Second second assistant director / first assistant director – Anderson Vilien (Second unit)

Other Crew:

Production coordinator – Christi Sotomayor
Executive producer assistant – Marissa Crisafulli
Set production assistant – Alex Martini
Medic – Chris Cortez
Assistant Production Coordinator / assistant production coordinator – Shanna Maibaum
Payroll accountant – Thomas D. Jennings
Studio teacher – Mandy Friedrich
Script supervisor – Kris Smith
Production assistant – Ayla Wilder

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Cast / U.S.S. Orville Crew

Ed Mercer

Played by: Seth MacFarlane
Rank: Captain
Species: Human

Kelly Grayson

Played by: Adrianne Palicki
Rank: First Officer
Species: Human


Played by: Peter Macon
Rank: Second officer
Species: Moclan

Claire Finn Penny

Played by: Johnson Jerald
Rank: Doctor
Species: Human

Gordon Malloy

Played by: Scott Grimes
Rank: Helmsman
Species: Human

Alara Kitan

Played by: Halston Sage
Rank: Security Officer
Species: Xelayan

John LaMarr

Played by: J. Lee
Rank: Navigator
Species: Human


Played by: Mark Jackson
Species:  Artificial life-form from Kaylon

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The Orville Episode Guide

Guide to all The Orville Episode Guide Episodes. Includes summaries and trailers.