THE ORVILLE is a live-action, one-hour, ensemble comedic drama set 400 years in the future that follows the adventures of The Orville, a mid-level exploratory spaceship, as 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. The series stars Seth MacFarlane as the ship's Commanding Officer and Adrianne Palicki as his ex-wife, who's assigned as his First Officer.
Seth MacFarlane was born in the small New England town of Kent, Connecticut where he lived with his father ...
Ed Mercer, the captain of the Orville
. Mercer was an up-and-coming officer, believed to be on the fast track to commanding his own heavy cruiser by age 40. However, he caught his wife Kelly in bed with an alien. Over the course of the following year, he is cited for becoming lax in his duties, including six instances of reporting to duty while hung over, but is informed that due to the size of the fleet and the retirement of the former captain, the Orville
, a mid-level exploratory ship, was in need of a new commanding officer.[
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