You brought up serialized storytelling earlier, Brannon. Is there a story arc we should be tracking on The Orville, or is more of a mission-of-the-week format?
Braga: Yes, there will be through-lines. There will be consequences that happen to certain things in earlier episodes. We’re not just going to wipe the slate clean. Of course, you have the Ed and Kelly relationship at the epicenter, and that’s ongoing. There are standalone stories, but we will carry through the elements to it that narratively make sense.
Goodman: You want to reward your fans who watch the show by laying in changes within your characters or callbacks to previous episodes, but you also want new audience members not to feel left out or feel like they have to play catch-up on previous episodes.
Has The Orville grabbed your attention? What do you think of the show’s early seriable potential? Already hoping for Season 2 …or cancellation?