Seth MacFarlane’s epic space adventure series “The Orville” returns this year exclusively as a Hulu original series. Set 400 years in the future, “The Orville: New Horizons” finds the crew of the U.S.S. Orville continues their mission of exploration, as they navigate both the mysteries of the universe and the complexities of their own interpersonal relationships.
Season 3 of “The Orville” was originally scheduled to premiere on March 10th on Hulu, however, the date was pushed back to Thursday, June 2, 2022.
The series stars Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Grimes, Peter Macon, J. Lee, Mark Jackson, Chad L. Coleman, Jessica Szohr and Anne Winters.
With the third season arriving on Hulu soon, fans of the show are wondering what the future holds for the series and if it will return for a fourth season.
According to Deadline, there are no current plans for a fourth season. I hear the cast of the series was released in August when their most recent options expired.
In addition to finishing Season 3 of The Orville, titled New Horizons, MacFarlane has been focusing on his development under the mega overall deal he has at NBCUniversal, including the upcoming Peacock series Ted, based on MacFarlane’s movie franchise, with him reprising his voice role as the title character. Ted just cast The Orville cast member Scott Grimes as a series regular, reuniting him with MacFarlane.
The article goes on to say that while there are no plans for Season 4 of The Orville, I hear Season 3 is not designed as a definitive ending to the series. The door has been left open for MacFarlane to revisit it with a new installment if/when he wants to do it in the future. In case he decides to do it, the cast will have to be reassembled, and new deals need to be made.
The long-awaited third season of “The Orville” will consist of 10 episodes and premiere on Thursday, June 2, 2022, with new episodes dropping weekly afterward.
“The Orville” is produced by 20th Century Television and Fuzzy Door Productions. MacFarlane executive produces with Brannon Braga, David A. Goodman, Jason Clark and Jon Cassar.
The first two seasons of “The Orville” aired on Fox, and are available to stream now on Hulu.