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Jessica Szohr On Set Of The Orville As New Security Chief?

I hate to say I was right... but I was totally right!!!

Hey, gang. I've just received some behind the scenes shots of yesterday's film shoot of The Orville at California State University Northridge and it doesn't look too good for Alara Kitan...

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Special thanks to Talking The Orville superfan Kevin Siess who turned me onto pics posted by GETOTTERHERE on 

The Orville, which is returning for it's second season this fall, was filming at CSUN yesterday and I have numerous pictures of the cast and crew to share. The chief security officer is not being played by Halston Sage. 

Here you can see Ed, Kelly, Bortus and Claire have taken a shuttle to what looks like it might be Union Point. But the female security officer standing with the away team is definitely NOT Alara Kitan played by Halston Sage. 

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In a previous episode of Talking The Orville I spoke about a rumor that Alara's character was being written off the show and replaced. 



Ever since Jessica Szohr was cast as a, yet unknown, member of the crew, I've speculated that she is the one who will be replacing Halston Sage as chief of security. It looks like my suspicions might be true, you guys. 

This is not, I repeat NOT Alara Kitan! It's hard to tell if she is in fact Jessica Szohr but who else could it be? It's gotta be Jessica, right?

This is not, I repeat NOT Alara Kitan! It's hard to tell if she is in fact Jessica Szohr but who else could it be? It's gotta be Jessica, right?

Here are all the pics I've been able to uncover so far. Take and gander and keep me apprised of anything I might have missed. 

The Orville Crew Wall Tapestry

The Orville Crew Wall Tapestry

What's going on in this scene?

From the looks of it, the crew of The Orville have returned to Earth and are possibly meeting up with someone at Union Point for some reason. They are met by film crews and reporters no doubt wanting information on their adventures in the alpha quadrant. 


Yes, to me it looks like all the people you see in the background are extras. There's even a Planetary Union guard on site to keep people in line. They don't seem like they're from the 25th century but they're all dressed way too similarly not to be extras. 

Also, I'm really intrigued by who the mystery actor with the white head of hair is that Ed is extremely happy to be talking to...

My first thought is that it's someone who is very important at Union Point. This being a perfect opportunity to cast a big Trek Alumni for the role. 

When I initially saw this mystery man, the image of only one person came to mind. Brent Spiner. It kind of looks like him. What do you guys think? 

Brent Spiner

Brent Spiner

But it could also very likely be Brian George who played Dr. Aronov in the season 1 pilot. 


We also get some nice shots of the new paint jobs on the shuttles. No flames or unicorns painted on the sides but still pretty cool. 

Ok. That's it. That's all I wanted to talk about today and I talked about it. It looks like Alara is at least temporarily being replaced by Jessica Szohr as chief of security in season 2 of The Orville. For a more in depth look into my theory about Alara's departure check out this episode of Talking The Orville. 


Rest assured I'll be getting straight to work on getting a new episode uploaded ASAP all about these new details about Jessica Szohr's new role. 

I'll see you very soon and as always, I hope all your times are Egotastic FunTimes... Love you. Bye bye!


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The Orville: Character Name Partially Revealed?


Well, gang. Thanks to The Interwebs, we're able to partially see Jessica Szohr's character name exposed in a behind-the-scenes still. This was taken during a table read for season 2 of The Orville and though partially obscured, we can clearly make out what Szohr's character's last name is... AND IT'S NOT KITAN!


We can clearly see the last name on her name placard is probably Keyali. This is an actual name found around the world dating back hundreds of years. 

But it's possible her last name could be Kexali, Kevali, Kevalt, Kevaly, etc... 

We can also see that the last two letters of her first name will end with "___LA"

There's no telling what her first name is. I'd like to say LAYLA but since there's a 99% chance her character is an alien, I'm guessing it'll be some made up word like LUXQRLA or something like that. 

There's still no word on whether or not Jessica will be replacing Alara Kitan as chief of security as of yet being that Halston Sage leaving the show is JUST A RUMOR so far. 


Szohr was cast as a permanent member of The Orville crew back in February but all details of her character have been tightly kept under wraps by Seth MacFarlane and anyone else involved with the show. 

However, thanks to an Instagram Story video, we can see Szohr getting the full green goo lifecast treatment, so the makeup artists can create a custom fit ...

The Orville Crew Tee by Egotastic FunTime!

The Orville Crew Tee by Egotastic FunTime!

The Orville is expected to return to Fox in the fall of this year and is expected to keep it's Thursday time slot as well. 

As new details emerge about anything having to do with The Orville, you know I'll be here to talk about it and let you guys know. 

What do you guys think Jessica Szohr's character's name is? You can let me know by joining the conversation below. 

I'll see you next time and as always... I hope all you times are Egotastic FunTime. LOVE YOU BYE  BYE!