News: Chris Johnson Joins Season 2 Of The Orville In A Recurring Role

It was announced today that 47 Meters Down actor Chris Johnson has been cast in a recurring role on season 2 of the Fox sci-fi series The Orville. Johnson recently finished filming Peppermint with Jennifer Garner. His other credits include Betrayal, and One Day She'll Darken. Johson will be playing a new character aboard The Orville. No additional information about his character was released at this time. He joins Jessica Szohr, who was recently cast as a series regular.

The Fox space dramedy was created and written by Seth MacFarlane, who also stars and serves as an executive producer. The season 1 cast included MacDarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Grimes, Peter Macon, Halston Sage, J. Lee, and Mark Jackson. 

The new season is expected to have around 14 episodes, which is slightly more than the 12 episodes of season 1. It is also not expected to be ready for the normal Fall schedule, due to it being an effects-heavy show.