The Orville concluded Season 2 in April 2019, which means it’s been well over a year since viewers had the chance to see a funny science-fiction series.
There’s exciting news, and it’s that viewers are going to get a third season of the show. However, there will be significant changes, including a new network and a potential change in the series’ style.
Fox approved The Orville for Season 3 in May 2019, and most viewers thought that it will be back that winter. However, two months later, everything changed.
Seth MacFarlane said he was unable to bring Fox the third season of the series by December 2019, and this prompted the two sides to negotiate different arrangements. “As the show has been evolving and become more ambitious production-wise, I determined that I will not be able to deliver episodes until 2020, which would be really challenging for the network,” MacFarlane said. “So, we began to discuss how best to support the third season in a way that worked for the show.”
That ended with MacFarlane moving the third season of The Orville to Hulu, placing the popular science-fiction show on a streaming channel instead of a traditional broadcast network.
The Orville Season 3 Release Date
Season 1 premiered in September 2017, and Season 2 premiered in December 2018. But the popular science-fiction comedy didn’t turn up on Hulu in December. And while Hulu said it would hit their service late in 2020, there’s no news yet when that’s going to happen. There’s no indication when The Orville Season 3 is going to air, so even MacFarlane isn’t sure when we will see it again.
The Orville’s third season was shut down as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. This happened while filming a scene, and we won’t know much until production begins again.
That said, as Season 3 starts, there will be 11 episodes, and they will have an additional 10 minutes due to shortage of Hulu advertisements.
The Orville Season 3 Cast
Most of the stars from previous seasons will be back in season 3 to resume their roles. I
MacFarlane is satisfied with the show’s scene plot, so take a peek in Season 3 of The Orville. He has said that next season “will combine” The Orville as “his monster” and not just a star-motivated space show. Hulu’s move implies that the thriller series is not required at this point in order to meet prohibitive streaming requirements, meaning that more topics may potentially become the most relevant consideration in Season 3.