The Orville Season 2 confirmed by Fox

Seth MacFarlane’s The Orville has been renewed for Season 2

Seth MacFarlane’s new sci-fi comedy show The Orville hasn’t started airing in the UK yet, but it looks like at least several people in the US are enjoying it: Fox has gone ahead and given the series a Season 2.

The news comes just seven episodes into the 13-episode first season, so it must be doing something right.

“Once again Seth has struck a powerful chord with viewers,” said Fox Entertainment president Michael Thorn. “He has delivered a series full of optimism, drama and his trademark humour. We want to thank him and the rest of the talented cast, as well as the producers and crew, for an incredible first season. We can’t wait to see where The Orville travels in the second.”

The Orville was created and written by Seth MacFarlane, produced by 20th Century Fox Television, executive produced by MacFarlane, David A Goodman, Jason Clark and Liz Heldens, and stars MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Grimes, Peter Macon, Halston Sage, J Lee, and Mark Jackson.

The show is set 400 years in the future on the mid-level exploratory spaceship known as the Orville, and charts the everyday hijinks of the human and alien crew.

The Orville Season 1 will premiere on 14 December on Fox in the UK. Get all the latest sci-fi