Earth 2418

Earth, 2418.

A timeline of events in The Orville. The series begins on September, 2418, 401 years in the future from its real-world premiere on Fox.

Time is measured from the first year of the series. Therefore, to say the Dorahl Bioship embarked "2,000 years ago" means it left home around the year 400 CE.

30,000 Edit

2,000 Edit

  • The Dorahl Bioship embarks on a three-generational trip through the galaxy that turns into a 2,000 year journey.[2]

1937 Edit


  • An unnamed genetic engineer discovers how to target and eradicate individual cancer cells.[4]

2370s Edit


2394 Edit


Late 2396 or Early 2397 Edit

  • A fire breaks out in the Kitan household, sparking a debilitating fear of fire in Alara that leads to the events of Firestorm.[8]




Late 2418 Edit





September-October Edit

October-November Edit

  • Topa receives sex reassignment surgery to become male.[17]

November-December Edit

Late 2419 Edit

  • A team from the Orville is sent to retrieve the missing anthropologists Tom and Lewis. Only Lewis is found.[21]

2420 Edit

Early 2420 Edit

March Edit

Mid-2420 Edit

29th century Edit

  • Pria Lavesque is born.
  • Captured Amelia Earhart lives the remainder of her life.
  • A Benzian antiques collector negotiates for the price of the Orville.


  1. Based on Darulio's analysis of the artifact. (Cupid's Dagger)
  2. Based on Isaac's analysis of the hull.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Episode Five: Pria.
  4. Episode Three: About a Girl.
  5. Ock'or has been in the Calivon zoo for 31 years as of Command Performance.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Episode One: Old Wounds.
  7. Alara is 23 years old in Old Wounds.
  8. Kitan's mother says that the fire happened eight months after her birth.
  9. Bortus and Klyden have been joined for six and a half years as of About a Girl.
  10. Finding a recreation of his robe in the Calivon zoo, Ed notes that he hasn't seen it in two years. (Command Performance)
  11. Sometime between January and March of 2420, Grayson says that her affair with Darulio was "a year ago." For that comment to make sense (meaning not to exceed the two year mark), her affair must have been in April or after of 2418.
  12. After March, 2420, Grayson again says that a year has passed since the affair. Episode Eleven: New Dimensions.
  13. Episode Two: Command Performance.
  14. Conjectural placement based on Darulio's account that he has been digging on Lopolvius for six months. Cupid's Dagger.
  15. As part of Ed's forced ruse informing Bortus that Epsilon 2 is hosting a pizza party for an office birthday, he adds that there is a "lot of September birthdays down here."
  16. The events transpire over a period of 21 days. Bortus begins incubation of his egg at the start of the episode and the egg hatches at the end.
  17. Bortus notes that the Orville's trip to Moclus takes two weeks.
  18. 18.0 18.1 Episode Four: If the Stars Should Appear.
  19. Contact with Lewis and Tom was lost a month ago.
  20. 20.0 20.1 A freshly severed human head is presented as having been captured at Chara 3, suggesting it to be recent.
  21. LaMarr notes that Alara has gone through two guys in two months.
  22. Episode Eight: Into the Fold.
  23. 23.0 23.1 Episode Nine: Cupid's Dagger.
  24. Episode Ten: Firestorm.
  25. Ed notes that his first meeting with Alara in Old Wounds occured six months ago.
  26. 26.0 26.1 Episode Eleven: New Dimensions.
  27. The episode is clear that each run-in with the planet occurs ever 11 days. The episode begins with an encounter with the planet, and the Orville sees the planet three more times.