Earth 2418

Earth, 2418.

A timeline of events in The Orville. The series begins on September, 2418. Season 1 concludes around April or May of 2420.

c. 27,581 BCE Edit

c. 419 CE Edit

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

1937 Edit


  • An unnamed genetic engineer discovers how to target and eradicate individual cancer cells.[2]

2370s Edit

Late 2370s Edit

2380s Edit

2388 Edit

2390s Edit

2394 Edit

2396 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.[n 5]




Late 2418 Edit





September-October Edit

  • Mercer and Grayson are captured by the Calivon and contained in their alien zoo. Lieutenant Alara Kitan arranges for the Calivon to return their human specimens by providing them with a selection of Earth's cultural database.[n 13]
  • Topa, child of Lieutenant Commander Bortus and Klyden, is born.

October-November Edit

  • Topa receives sex reassignment surgery to become male.[n 14]

November-December Edit

Late 2419 Edit

  • The Orville rescues the time-traveler Pria Lavesque from the mining ship Horizon.[1]
  • The Orville destroys a wormhole connecting the 29th century to the 25th.[1]
  • The Krill conquer the colony planet Chara 3.[n 16]
  • The Orville destroys the Kakov.
  • A team from the Orville is sent to retrieve the missing anthropologists Tom and Lewis. Only Lewis is found.[n 17]

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. Ock'or has been in the Calivon zoo for 31 years as of Command Performance.
  4. Alara is 23 years old in Old Wounds.
  5. Kitan's mother says that the fire happened eight months after her birth.
  6. Bortus and Klyden have been joined for six and a half years as of About a Girl.
  7. Finding a recreation of his robe in the Calivon zoo, Ed notes that he hasn't seen it in two years. (Command Performance)
  8. 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.
  9. After March, 2420, Grayson again says that a year has passed since the affair. Episode 1x11: New Dimensions.
  10. Conjectural placement based on Darulio's account that he has been digging on Lopovius for six months. Cupid's Dagger.
  11. Exact date found in the 2017 Television Critics Association press kit.
  12. 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."
  13. 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.
  14. Bortus notes that the Orville's trip to Moclus takes two weeks.
  15. Contact with Lewis and Tom was lost a month ago.
  16. A freshly severed human head is presented as having been captured at Chara 3, suggesting it to be recent.
  17. LaMarr notes that Alara has gone through two guys in two months.
  18. Ed notes that his first meeting with Alara in Old Wounds occured six months ago.
  19. 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.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Episode 1x05: Pria.
  2. Episode 1x03: About a Girl.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 The character was written specifically for the actor or actress. Therefore, the age listed in the original script is reliable. See Seth MacFarlane, "Orville - Pilot", Fox (2016).
  4. 4.0 4.1 Episode One: Old Wounds.
  5. Episode 1x02: Command Performance.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Episode Four: If the Stars Should Appear.
  7. Episode 1x08: Into the Fold.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Episode 1x09: Cupid's Dagger.
  9. Episode Ten: Firestorm.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Episode 1x11: New Dimensions.