It’s time again for a quick update on our adopted show The Orville with some production news, a Simpsons cameo, and some fun behind-the-scenes images of the cast and crew unwinding.
Season two wraps
Director and producer John Cassar posted a couple of images from the last shots of the season on Instagram.
Some of the cast shared their goodbyes on social media, which included a brief video taken on the last day of shooting by Trek vet Penny Johnson Jerald.
Miss these folks already @SethMacFarlane @AdriannePalicki @ScottGrimes @jleefilm @markjacksonacts @jessicaszohr #petermacon @BJTannerTv @KaiWener Going to work before hiatus @TheOrville pic.twitter.com/wWPdk5XGKt— Penny Johnson Jerald (@PennyJJerald) October 16, 2018
The Orville on Treehouse of Horror XXIX
Of course, The Orville aspires to evoke Star Trek and now it can take pride in getting referenced on The Simpsons as Star Trek has many times before. Today TV Line revealed a clip from “Treehouse of Horror XXIX,” The Simpsons Halloween special airing this Sunday that includes a brief cameo of the USS Orville. Check it out below.
Season 2 wrap party includes branded booze and Seth singing Sinatra
Last weekend, before the show had actually finished, The Orville held its season two wrap party. Stars and crew were there for the fun and shared some moments on social media.
Here is J. Lee with his crew in the Season Two Wrap Party photo booth.
Creator Seth MacFarlane entertained the cast and crew by singing some Sinatra, as can be seen from this video posted on Instagram by assistant director Tim Deal.
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Season 2 wrap party for the Orville. Seeing everyone on the crew was magical, especially when Seth MacFarlane sings “Fly me to the Moon” and the production got you a custom engraved bottle of bulleit bourbon with your name on it #wrapparty #hollywood #amazing #thankful #season2 #theorville #party #thedream #saturday #celebrate #sing #dancefloor #family #bulleit #bourbon #gift #bulleitbourbon
In the video above you will also see that the crew received personalized bottles of Bulleit Bourbon. You can get a better look at one of the bottles below thanks to PA Liz Harding.
My first wrap gift. Setting the bar high @SethMacFarlane. Thanks for all you do and a huge shoutout to everyone behind the scenes that helped make season two a reality! #TheOrville pic.twitter.com/0jGPUKvj1L— ElizabethHarding🖖🏻 (@TheLizHarding) October 14, 2018
On to post-production
Editor Tom Costantino sent out a tweet letting fans know during the production hiatus, the post-production editing team will be taking care of the Saturn Award the show won for Best Sci-Fi Show over the summer.
Orville returns in December
The second season of The Orville debuts on Sunday, December 30th, in a special night following an NFL double-header.
In case you missed it, here is the trailer released at San Diego Comic-Con.
Keep up with all our coverage of The Orville at TrekMovie.