New 'bitchin' teaser for The Orville heavy on adventure, light on jokes

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Oct 28, 2018, 8:09 PM EDT

All right now. The latest teaser for Season 2 of The Orville, Seth MacFarlane's love letter to Star Trek that borders on clingy and stalkerish, is heavy on the action and adventure, yet very light on jokes.

Check it out below:

In fact, aside from that one "This is bitchin'" line, the teaser for the sci-fi actioner plays it all pretty straight, leaning far more on the action and derring-do and significantly less on the marble-eating and stepping in gelatinous globs voiced by Norm Macdonald. Heck, barring that one shot of the elephant man mentioning how bitchin' this all is, you could almost mistake it for a new Star Trek spinoff series. 

MacFarlane admitted at San Diego Comic-Con this summer that the original promotional materials for the first season kind of did it all wrong, presenting The Orville as a broad Trek parody rather than a quasi remake/tribute with more jokes. This time, this teaser and the previous trailer seem to better capture the actual tone of the series.

Season 2 of The Orville returns to Fox on December 30.